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Pump is making humming noise but not turning on. This happened after a breaker blu. I reset breaker and this is what happened.

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This may just be the start celonide. Look's like a "D" battery or bigger in the back of the motor or on the top in a half round case. It is ment to boost the power to start the motor turning. If it bad the motor just humms till the breaker blows. Sounds like just what you have.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

  • pizzles76 Jan 30, 2011

    Straight from hayward site. "You will usually hear this humming or jamming sound when you first plug in the pump, if in fact the motor is seized or jammed. Sometimes the frozen up pool pump motor will cause the circuit breaker to also blow". They say to "rubber mallet or small hammer and tap the motor casing all around. This will “free up” the surface rust enough so that next time you plug it in the motor will be able to spin".
    I did this, it worked real quick then started humming again. I had the back cover off, where the switch is, and you'll see the center where you can put a large flat head screw driver. I used that to turn the motor while plugging in the motor. Took a couple of times of the CB popping but it finally worked and now is running perfectly. Kinda needed a jump start!


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