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Polaris PB4 pool cleaner pump. The pump motor had power but was not turning. I spun the exposed shaft of the motor with my finger and its been running now since yesterday. Is it possible the pump was bound up, or is this an indication the motor is getting weak? Does the motor have thermal protection to prevent the motor from overheating?

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Bad start up capacitor replace or replace pump

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SOURCE: my polaris PB4-60 booster pump does not turn over.

I was able to save a service call by doing the following in under 8 minutes:
1.Switch off electric to pump.
2. Turn off valve on supply side of pump so water does not flow during this procedure.
3. Turn offf filter.
4. Unbolt the six bolts (1/2" socket) on the front side of the pump.
5. Carefully separate the pump from the front panel which contained the six bolts.
6. Grasp with both hands the black round thin disk (impeller) which is part of the pump and turn it either clockwise or counter clockwise. It may be slightly difficult initially but once it it freed it will move easily.
7. Reassemble.
8. Open valve and turn on filter and the power to booster pump.
Any questions e-mail me at bbgreg@optonline.net good luck

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: polaris booster pump overheats and trips the breaker

The motor may be repairable. Check with local electric motor repair shops in your area. The motor may need to be replaced though and if so, we sell it at www.arrowmotor.net

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Just bought a new polaris booster pump (PB4-60)

Have you checked for voltage at the pump motor? Did you wire it correctly? Is the motor 110V or 220V. Did you match the motor to your existing voltage?

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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SOURCE: How do you change the shaft seal on a polaris

BE CAREFUL YOU CAN BREAK THE SEAL PLATE BY OVER INSTALLING THE #1000 SEAL , TAKE 6 BOLTS OUT UNSCREW IMPELLER THE TAKE THE 4 BOLTS THAT HOLD THE SEAL PLATE TO THE MOTOR, KNOCK OUT OLD SEAL FROM SEAL PLATE USE SOCKET THAT FIT OVER SEAL. I USE A 1 1/4 SOCKET. THEN REPLACE CERAMIC IN IMPELLER (READ INSTRUCTIONS WITH SEAL) OR TAKE IT TO YOUR LOCAL POOL PUMP MOTOR REPAIR GUY.. HAVE HIM DO IT . $ AROUND 40.00

Posted on May 24, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a problem with my Polaris pump PB4-60. The

Thank you for posting your question here on Fixya.com.


As those pumps wear the impeller ends up rubbing against the flange gasket (if present - depends on the age of the pump) and will eventually cause enough damage that the pump will quit pumping. Open the pump up and replace the impeller, gasket or o-ring, and seal if they are at all worn and your unit will be good as new. You can find a parts print here. If you are not familiar with these repairs a local electric motor or pump repair shop should be able to do them for you for under $100 parts and labor.


If this answer does not fix your problem, please comment with additional details prior to rating the answer. You may also contact me thru our website at www.arrowpools.net. Positive feedback is appreciated once your problem is solved!


John

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BE CAREFUL YOU CAN BREAK THE SEAL PLATE BY OVER INSTALLING THE #1000 SEAL , TAKE 6 BOLTS OUT UNSCREW IMPELLER THE TAKE THE 4 BOLTS THAT HOLD THE SEAL PLATE TO THE MOTOR, KNOCK OUT OLD SEAL FROM SEAL PLATE USE SOCKET THAT FIT OVER SEAL. I USE A 1 1/4 SOCKET. THEN REPLACE CERAMIC IN IMPELLER (READ INSTRUCTIONS WITH SEAL) OR TAKE IT TO YOUR LOCAL POOL PUMP MOTOR REPAIR GUY.. HAVE HIM DO IT . $ AROUND 40.00

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