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In order to get the propeller to spin when first turning it on, have you kick start with a flat head screwdriver...then pump works perfect. What do I need to do so that when the pump is turned on, it starts without a twist of the flat head?

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  • akaflaca1999 Dec 29, 2010

    Gosh, what a bummer. Unfortunately all the pool professionals in my area have gone out of business. I will look into the capacitor. Thank you!



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Sounds like it needs a new capacitor. I would consult with a local pool professional. If you happen to be in the Phoenix Metro area you can contact me at

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