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Our circ pump is not running, no noise, what is the cause

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Could be a number of things. You need to run through a serious of troubleshooting steps. First you need to make sure the pump has Power. Easiest steps are checking the breakers, timers, or any switches that control it. Anything further requires a voltage meter, and familiarity with electricity. Don't go further if your not comfortable working with electricity. If there is no power to the pump work your way back and find out where there is no power and address that issue first. Once you have power to the pump, verify that you can turn the shaft freely. if the shaft does not turn bearing are likely seized, but you should hear a humming noise. If you do get a hum the start capacitor, or winding is likely bad. if still no hum then the motor windings are likely bad. you can check this by disconnecting the supply wires from the motor (you have to disconnect, not just shut off power) and checking with an ohm meter. you should get a continuity reading, if not the windings are bad. there are several more steps you can take, but without more information that's hard to determine. start with the above and see where it gets you.

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