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

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] the pool PUMP is out
From: Jim Juhas <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 22:49:56 -0400
You didn't say how big the motor is or what the make is.  I have a 
Hayward filter, pump and motor.  I had similar problems with mine and 
the starting capacitor fixed it.  But, more and more stuff happened, and 
I think an additional cause of my issues was wearing bearings.  I 
replaced the motor (can't remember the price but way less than $600) and 
I found the newer technology resulted in a much quieter motor and pump 
assembly which appears to be much more efficient as well.  This is a 3/4 
HP motor on a 220v line. wrote:
> And I cannot work on the Triumph until the wife and kid can swim again... 
> For the past few weeks the main pool pump has hummed a little bit when I 
>turned it on, before it actually began pumping water. So, I'd flip the switch, 
>it'd go, "mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm" for three or four seconds, and then the actual 
>impeller would start turning, water flows, etc. I assume it was the electric 
>motor humming. No, it was definitely the motor humming. 
> Last night it hummed for three or four seconds, then stopped. Now it does 
> The breaker is not flipped. That exhausts my troubleshooting ability for this 
> However, I have tools enough to wire an addition to a house and tear down and 
>rebuild automotive engines. Can any of the EEs here perhaps start me on the 
>way to diagnosing this before I either: 
> 1) buy a new pump for $600, or, 
> 2) backfill the huge p.i.t.a. the pool has become and send the wife and kids 
>to the municipal pool. 
> I'd imagine I should start soon, before the lack of water being pumped 
>through the filter turns the pool green again. Any help appreciated. 
> Thanks. 
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