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My Series P4E pump will run for a couple of hours then shut off. After about 15 minutes, it starts back up again. This is our 4th season and this has never happened before.

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That sounds like the motor is getting too hot. There is a safety feature in the pumps that will shut it off when the motor begins to over heat. When it shuts off, does the motor feel hotter than normal runnng? DO NOT touch the motor because if it is hot it may burn your hand.

Things to look for that may cause this issue:

Air in the pump basket area. If there is a small air leak, the motor would be working at the same rate, but not moving the same amount of water.

Too high, or low, of pressure on the filter gauge. If it is too high and you have not cleaned the filter yet, try that first. If you have cleaned the filter and the pressure did not go down, you may have a blockage somewhere in the system. If the pressure is lower than normal, you are not getting the flow of water through the system as before. This could be a blockage from the main drain/skimmers to the Inlet on the filter. Or, an air leak.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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