Question about Pool Pump Pool & Spa

1 Answer

My utilitech 1.5 hp pool pump keeps tripping the breaker. What is wrong?

It runs for a short time and then it trips the breaker. I prime it and it starts back up only to stop again. We opened our pool a week ago and it was running good and then this started and it is doing it more and more. I backwash and don't know what else to do.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 10,926 Answers

Check and test pump motor possible failing but try lubing bearings and check pump impellers for debris

Posted on May 03, 2017

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

New ao smith pool pump motor keeps tripping out under load

check the breaker might be weak possibly from previous pump motor also if it was hooked up incorrectly at first might have done damage to motor windings

Apr 17, 2014 | AO Smith Pool Pump Motor Hayward Swimming...

1 Answer

Pool time switches pool on, but off does not trip off, and can't do it manual. When I push it on off, the pool pump tries to stop but continutes running. Have to use breaker box.

Model number of timer is not known.
Is this new installation? Or installation that worked before and recently stopped working?
If the manual override lever on timer does not turn Load on-off, then 1) wiring is wrong or 2) timer has gone bad or 3) pump has a short.
I suspect a short since you say the pump 'tries to stop running.'
Copy following links for troubleshoot walk-thru, and correct wiring:

Jun 28, 2012 | Intermatic T104 24h 208-277v Mechanical...

1 Answer

I noticed that my the spa water level got really low. My pool pump is has stopped working. The breaker was tripped and I reset and it tripped again. Is the pump fried?

Probably the heater. Turn the heat off and try it. There should be a flow switch to prove pump is on before the heater works, but sometimes if you're running low, it will work intermittent. Do you know how it got low? evaporation? Is the pump leaking? If the pump is leaking, and has leaked for awhile it may have shorted out the motor. While running the pump low on water will damage the mechanical seal that keeps the water in the pump, it should not affect the motor itself.

Oct 19, 2010 | Sta Rite 1 HP Sta-Rite Pump: 1.5" in/out,...

1 Answer

Turning off

the pump motor has a short in it, most likely to be in a field coil it may be repaired but its likely to be far cheeper to replace the motor and there should be a way to turn it off,,,the brakers will trip every time the motor starts to humm becouse the motor is pulling far to many amps for that trip so to save a "fire!" it trips out,,,,do yourself a big faver and have it looked at fast

Jun 05, 2010 | Hayward 1.5hp Pool Pump Motor Motor A O...

1 Answer

Spa keeps tripping breaker shows pr

two main reasons breaker trips is the pump motor jammed [not turning]or the heater shorted out --disconnect power open access panel disconnect the lines to the heater turn on power if breaker trips than motor /pump problem if doesnt trip than heater problem can order heater replacement online or pool spa store--if motor pump check pump for debris and motor for lube if u can turn shaft or impeller oil motor and work it into bearings if still not turning possible need to replace motor unit

Apr 26, 2010 | Heritage Pool & Spa

1 Answer

1 1/2 HP Pentair Pinnacle Pump keeps tripping the breaker. What would the problem be and how can I fix it?

The motor and/or electrical system is damaged and need to be repaired. With the breaker off, disconnect the motor and insulate the wire ends. Turn the breaker back on and it should remain closed without tripping. If so, it is ok and you can turn it off and leave it so until the motor is fixed or replaced.

Find a local electric motor repair shop and have them inspect the motor. It will likely have to be replaced but taking it to them insures it is not repairable and also makes sure the new one will fit correctly. A new motor and seal would likely run ~$150 or so.

Sep 03, 2009 | Pentair Pinnacle 1 1/2 - Hp In Ground Pool...

1 Answer

Hello, We have had our Hayward Super Pump 1hp for 6 years with no problems. Just yesterday it started tripping the circuit breaker. It would run between 30seconds to a minute and trip the breaker. Could...

6 years is a good time - you must have house for your pump :)

If you are close to a pool shop - take it in and get it tested - somtimes it will just need a service.

Jul 13, 2009 | Hayward Sp2607x10 Super 1 Hp Swimming Pool...

1 Answer

I am trying to install a SuperFlo 1 1/2 HP 115V pump The GFI breaker trips as soon as I try to turn it on.

pumps should not be connected to GFCI circuits they do pull a lot of juice at start time and this causes your GFCI to trip

Jun 15, 2009 | Pentair Superflo 1 1/2 Hp In Ground Pool...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Pool & Spa Logo

Related Topics:

31 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pool Pump Pool & Spa Experts

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

9324 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

10926 Answers

Steve Buck

Level 1 Expert

25 Answers

Are you a Pool Pump Pool and Spa Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides