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1hp Water Ace dual jet water pump hums, doesn't pump

I just bought 1hp Water Ace dual jet (well) water pump . I moved the switch f/ 230 to 115 as indicated and filled it with water, and plugged it in. it just hums, no pumping...

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  • wiseman3 Jul 18, 2009

    I am just using a 110 outlet that goes to a single breaker

  • wiseman3 Jul 24, 2009

    Problem is now solved!!!, I had it wired correctly, but the problem was too much back pressure. Once we cleared up the air lock, air and water exploded from the suction tube coming from the well and the motor was able to spin. I now have a primed pump. Thanks to everyone who tried to help!

  • seth veloso May 11, 2010

    are you sure you are using 115 volts and not 230? do not move the switch until you are sure, you could burn the motor up.

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DOES YOUR NEW MOTOR HAVE A START CAPACITOR BUILT INSIDE OF IT TO HELP IT START. OR DOES IT REQUIRE A CAPCITOR START / RELAY BOX ABOVEGROUND. ALSO IF YOUR OLD MOTOR WAS 220V AND THE NEW ONE IS 115V YOU HAVE 2 HOT WIRES AND NO NEUTRAL. THE NEW MOTOR REQUIRES 1 HOT AND 1 NEUTRAL. HOPE THIS HELPS, JODY

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