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Wet end, connected to an electric motor, makes a pump.
The wires coming into the motor, you said 118 per line, what do you have across both hots?
that is a very common mistake, most people make when checking for voltage. They will check each hot line to ground, and think that they have the proper high-voltage, of 240 V or thereabouts. so, 120 + 120 does not necessarily equal to 40. You could be reading the same voltage back through the motor and getting the exact same voltage on the other hotline. That's why you want to read across both hotlines good you should get 240 V. If you get anything less than that, you have a deadline, or the dead short.
replace the motor.
Posted on Apr 13, 2015
You have a short some place or the motor or pump itself is shot or seized causing it to shut itself down by blowing fuses. Could be bad bearings.
See if you can turn the shaft on the motor.by hand with it not plugged in that will tell you where the problem could be. .
Posted on Apr 12, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is there a coverplate where the wires come out of the pump? If so, remove the plate and there should be a wiring diagram inside.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
Clicking?... not knowing which clicking noise you are hearing, I will run down the most likely on a new pump.
1. When wiring the motor you may have left a wire in close proximity to the centrifical start capacitor switch. It spins at high RPMs and can be hitting a wire not properly tucked in
2. Most pool pumps are dual voltage. If you wired motor for wrong voltage than that being delivered, the motors can sometimes make noises. Clicking isn't most common, but the vibrating hum of incorrect voltage might be interpreted as a clicking noise.
3.check to make sure no wire ties, or plastic stringy tag holding devices were left in the pump intake basket.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
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Yes, you can obtain the impeller separately. Feel free to contact us, or look online for your specific impeller part number.
Posted on Apr 14, 2010
Rule of thumb for a 2 HP pump using a 2 inch pipe is between 60 and 80 gallons per minute. Factors affecting flow rate is the distance between the pump and the pool, how many bends and turns and of course the condition of the filter. If you need to meet a specific turn-over rate, use the lower number to determine in the event you sould be called on the carpet.
Low speed? I am sorry. I don't know the rule of thumb on this.
You could install a flow meter, available at your professional pool supply. They are easy to install and not a lot of money. Follow the installation instructions as best as you can.
Incidently, comercially speaking, the 'turn over rate' should be around 8 hours for a public pool. Your jurisdiction may have other standards. Commercial pools should run 24 hours a day at that rate during the open season. Turn over rate means all the gallons of the pool should go through the filter in 8 hours, or all the gallons should go through the filter three times per day. Example: 16000 gallons of water in the pool, your filter and pump should be pumping 2000 gallons per hour. Studies show that it actually takes up to 5 days to get every actual 'chunk' of water to go through the filter, so, many of the 'chunks' of water go through the filter multiple times per hour. BTW, I use the word "chunks" in an effort to better paint a mental picture of what is happening. I am not suggesting your water has "chunks" in it.
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Posted on Jul 08, 2011
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Yes...you'll likely find the impeller body has broken away from the motor shaft so even though the motor turns the impeller is not. Replacing the impeller and the seal are not to hard but you may want a shop to do it if you are not familiar with seal replacement. While they have it they can make sure the motor bearings are still OK since the most common reason the impeller breaks is a seal leak that leads to motor shaft and possibly motor bearing damage.
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