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Lots of rain today. was trying to empty pool. saw smoke from

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lots of rain today. was trying to empty pool. saw white smoke from pump. stopped it. what can it be ? could the rain have caused it ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Billy replied 1 year ago.

hello, it first must be determined if it were steam or smoke....an empty pump can steam water...burned windings will smoke...was it a burning smell or more just hot?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
burning smell .. definitely
Expert:  Billy replied 1 year ago.

Could be a plugged strainer starved the pump

Pump lost a seal and water hit the windings

Pump shaft/impeller bad bearing..

No matter which the unit must be taken apart and the motor bench tested without pump