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I have a AO Smith motor model #C48A95A06 attached to a Gould well pump. When trying to start, the motor cycles on and off many times before the motor starts. The pressure switch has just been replaced. What is the problem?

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Sounds like your start capacitor is on the blink. Replacement is about $10 plus labor. Your labor or the shops labor depending on your skill level.

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How to replace impeller on guolds j10


What is the make and model of the "pump"?
Gould is a motor manufacturer.
The manufacturer of a pump, will use a third-party vendor like Gould, to provide them a motor for their pump. Gould is Century/Magnetek, which is now AO Smith.

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remove pump housing/volute covered, and access the impeller. Then on the back of the motor you should be able to access the shaft. Lock up the shaft so it does not spin, and then unthread the impeller. Some pumps, especially two speed pumps, will have a locking screw in the center of the impeller. That screw will be counter threaded or backwards thread. It keeps the impeller from spinning off the shaft during normal operation between high and low speeds.

again if we had more specific information, we would be able to assist you better.

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If you did not press a reset ( and even if you did) the motor is damaged and that is causing the circuit breaker to trip. You need to have the motor inspected to see if the damage is repairable or if you need a new motor. A local electric motor repair shop should be able to take care of that for you. The thermal overload has reset itself if after cooling down the motor is trying to start but trips the breaker.

To be certain it is the motor, disconnect the line leads and be sure they are insulated from ground and one another. Turn the breaker back on. It should stay closed which confirms it is the motor tripping it when connected.

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