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My (fairly new) pool pump motor (2hp Emerson 1081 pool pump) continually "trips out" during its daily cycle. Once I leave it switched off for 10-15 minutes it will then run again, but trip off after 10 minutes or so. Why is this and what can I do to fix it?

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I suppose it trips at the fuse? I had a similar problem with my motor and it turned out to be the main fuse was of lower wattage than the wattage of my stuff combined(AC, Fridge etc.,). Check how many watts the motor is off (usually 15-20) and upgrade the fuse with that of a higher wattage.

Posted on May 30, 2010

  • robertstu3 May 30, 2010

    Thanks but this does not appear to be the problem. I am assuming (please correct me if I'm wrong) that by "main fuse" you mean the breaker that the pump is wired to. The breaker is not tripping, the pump/motor itself is and the breaker is of sufficient capacity.

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