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Polaris 280 booster pump runs for 30 seconds then trips the safety switch.

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Motor overheating replace pump

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The diagram on the side of the pump shows how it sould be wired for low volatge. I'm having a problem wiring for high volatge and posted the diagram. Use the link to access.

Posted on Apr 29, 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

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Pump comes on for about a minute...then shuts off..

Has this pump worked at all -pumped water?
When it's running for about a minute, is it pumping water?
Is this a self priming pump or do you need to prime it?

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: polaris booster pump turns on for about 3 seconds.

That click you hear is the pump's breaker, or thermal overload kicking in. After about one minute, the pump has cooled down again.

I believe this type of pump is not self-priming, and therefore, it needs to be primed and purged of air. If it is not a self priming pump, there should be a small plug on top of the pump housing. Remove the plug, and add water from the top opening until the water overflows, and then replace the plug. Or, if when you remove the plug, water comes out the top opening, let it flow for a few seconds, and then replace the plug.Then, turn the pump on.
Hope this was helpful...

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: polaris booster pump runs for minute but quits. Tries to restart

The motors are usually dual voltage and factory connected for 230V. Are you sure it is properly wired and set for the correct incoming line voltage?

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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