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1 HP electric motor hums but not turning.

1 HP A.O. Smith 56J inground pool motor was running fine. Is 1 year old, turned it off last night- -went to turn it on today and motor hums but doesnt spin. I removed back cover and can turn motor by hand freely. Also removed motor from front connection and can turn impeller freely.
(can see whole shaft spinning from impeller to back electrical contact point- - -shaft not broken) Its all wired properly, as stated the motor has been running fine since purchased new last June 2009. Any ideas?
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Check for a re-set button somewhere on the motor housing.

Posted on May 04, 2010

  • ewickha1 Sep 03, 2010

    did you figure out the problem? i have the same A/O smith motor and the same problem as you do.

  • lasalinagary Aug 16, 2017

    capacitor bad or centrifugal switch not making

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