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I just installed a everbilt irrigation pump and it will not

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I just installed a everbilt irrigation pump and it will not turn on its rated at 230v 1 1/2hp.
The diagram shows l1 to p1 and p2 capped off, t3 and t2 twisted together and l2 to t4. I have it wired exactly and when I turn the power nothing happens no clicking no humming. I think the diagram is wrong
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
See the attachment for 120V wiring,
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I told you I have 230v and I wired it according to the same diagram that I already have from the manufacturer for 230v. My question is this correct? I have 120 going from l1 to p1 and l2 going to t4 and it won't turn on,no hum no noise. You sent me a diagram for 115v I have the diagrams
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
I took it that having 120V was the feed. Do you have 240V between L1 and L2?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
This is your statement, Already Tried: Other than testing that I do have power running to the motor 120v for l1and l2
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just measured and I do have 240 between l1 and l2.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
Then you have it wired correctly. The pump is defective.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So what is the answer?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
The pump is defective. Replace it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is a new pump I brought one back yesterday because it did the same thing I just installed the second new pump and also the same result, the odds are pretty slim that two new pumps would have the same problem. Any ideas?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
With everything made in China, not a big surprise. You have the right voltage and it is wired correctly.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
I found a change of connection in the manual that is out of the ordinary. It may be the reason for the failure. Check the attachment with your pump.

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