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I JUST REPLACED THE MOTOR ON A PENTAIR PINACLE PUNP. I HOOKED UP THE CABLES EXACTLY THE SAME WAY THE PRIOR MOTOR HAD IT. I TURNED ON THE MOTOR AND START WORKING FOR A WHILE, SMOKE STARTING TO COME OUT OF THE MOTOR SO I TURNED IT OFF. I TOOK THE AXLE COVER AND TURNED THE SHAFT EASILY. I STARTED THE ENGINE AGAIN AND RUNS FOR WHILE AND THEM STOPS. THE MOTOR GETS REAL HARD. WHAT CAN BE WRONG?

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Check wiring if 120 volts see side of motor for schematic you might have ruined motor

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Remove the cover from the back of the motor and lock the shaft from turning. Then spin off the impeller.

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No there is a cover on the other side of the motor thet comes off and with a 9/16 wrench holding the shaft - spin the impeller off

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If you just bought this then there will be a diagram on the motor nameplate and/or under the terminal cover where you connect the wires. Generally speaking, there are two wires inside the motor that change positions depending on 115 or 230 v connection. If one of the wires is on a post common to one of the line leads, that usually means you have the motor set for 115V. Is that the voltage you are supplying to the motor? If there is no diagram you can make out on the motor, post what brand motor and the motor model number for a diagram.

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These pumps should not be hooked into an intermatic mechanical timer. It should always have power supplied to it, meaning it should be installed to the line side of the power supply. Scheduling is done either in pump itself or thru an external controller such as a suntouch or easytouch controller, etc. When you have it wired into a timer like intermatic, power is interupted to the pump every day when the timer setting is for off. It is very hard on the drive of this pump, it does not like it, and will shorten the life of the drive. The pump was designed to always have power supplied to it, even when it is not scheduled to run. This may be the problem you are experiencing. HTH

Posted on May 22, 2010

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It is the capacitor or the starting switch but could also be more severe such as the winding itself. You will also want to examine the shaft where it passes thru the pump and motor and look for signs of rust from a pump seal leak. Start with the capacitor.

use a digital multi-meter (DMM), preferably with a capacitor setting, or an analog meter set for Ohms. With an analog, you should see the needle deflect as if testing a closed circuit then it will slowly drop to 0 if the capacitor is good. If it doesn't move or moves and stays to the side showing a closed circuit the capacitor is bad. If you notice a burn hole near the terminals on the end of the capacitor do not bother to test it. If you do not have access to a meter you can try grounding the posts together with a screwdriver to see if they arc although it is not a very reliable test method. Be sure you are holding on to an insulated handle for the tool you use to short the terminals together or you can get a good poke.

If you are not familiar with testing these parts your best bet would be a local electric motor repair shop to see if the motor can be repaired or if it would need to be replaced. They should also be able to ensure there is no pump damage. If you wish to continue to try to repair it yourself please comment with any questions you have as you work thru the pump and motor.


If this answer does not fix your problem, please comment with additional details or contact me thru our site at www.arrowpools.net prior to rating the answer; I'll do what I can to help. Positive feedback is appreciated once your problem is solved!


John

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