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My pool filter works fine until I try to plug in the sweeper and then it will not sweep at all. Is this a sign I need a new pump and filter?

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Stop plugging sweeper in or you will burn out the pump.
If you are plugging sweeper into same circuit as pool pump, and pool pump is ON at the time and pump stops running, the sweeper is drawing too much amperage for pump to work.
If this is the case, you are burning out the pump by continuing to do so.

It sound like you need to add separate circuit for sweeper.

That being said, I am totally uncertain what equipment you are using or the amp load or breakers.
For complete answer at fixya, more information is needed.
What are you plugging into?
What size breaker feeds the circuit?
is this 120V or 240V?
What size wire do you have?
What information shows on nameplate of each pump and sweeper?
If you are uncertain of these things, or unfamiliar with electric wiring, then consider calling electrician.

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Posted on Mar 15, 2011

  • barts844 Mar 15, 2011

    I meant i plug the sweeper into the skimmer to sweep the pool. The suction seems great but the minute I put the hose into the skimmer hole to sweep the pool it will not work at all and the filter makes a strange sound like it is running then stopping.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2011

    I'm sorry, I am electrical-and-timer expert. Original question posted under timers led me to think this was electrical question. 1) The above answer could be correct to some degree, but I do not have professional answer for your pool equipment question. 2) Please re-post your question with specific details to see if another expert has insight about problem. 3) Also suggest contacting pool service company to glean information from that angle. 4) The fact that the motor stops running and things make noise is a red flag, and since pool equipment is expensive, you should pursue best answer.

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