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Re: [Shop-talk] the pool PUMP is out

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] the pool PUMP is out
From: "Randall" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:20:08 -0700
Depending on the motor type, it will have either starting contacts inside or
a starting capacitor.  Whichever it has is bad ... from your description I
would guess it's a capacitor start and the capacitor has lost its capacity
Remove it, read the ratings, buy a similar one, put the new one in.  Then
find the overload button on the motor and push it back in.

Or get on the web and look for a replacement motor.  They are fairly
standard, and the motor alone should cost a lot less than $600.  

For that matter, I've been looking at entire pumps for a lot less than $600.
For example, here's a 2hp for under $350:

-- Randall 
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