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Our old pump was just humming and after replacing the capacitor it didn't help. We replaced the old pump with a new 1.5 hp hayward super pump - which has a 110v or a 230v wiring option. We aren't sure about what voltage to use, because - yes - we have a double breaker - but the dryer and pool light are working off of that same breaker. We wired the pump for 230v and the pump was working for 5 minutes and then stopped. We smelled a bit of a fried smell. ;-( Now, the new pump won't even hum - it's just dead. Before this - the Polaris WAS working. Now, the Polaris is NOT working either. The dryer and the pool light ARE still working, so we're absolutely stumped. What do we do?

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It sounds like it's time to call an electrican. Your pump, polaris pump and your dryer are all on one breaker while they should each have their own breaker and your light is wired in to the dryer breaker also while it should be on a much smaller breaker with a GFCI. If the new pump smells that could because it should be kicking a breaker at 15 or 20 amps but the dryer is probally a 40 or 50amp breaker and supplying plenty of power to fry the new motor.

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