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my pump has stopped running and mains fuse is tripped. On resetting…

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my pump has stopped running...
my pump has stopped running and mains fuse is tripped. On resetting each time pump runs for 30secs and fuse trips again. what should i do
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Electrical
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6/14/2010
Electrician: Inactive, Master Electrician replied 8 years ago
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Sunday, June 13, 2010 10:12:59 PM
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i have volt meter
Electrician: Inactive, Master Electrician replied 8 years ago
Ok remove the wires from the pump and test the voltage. Let me know what you get. When you check the voltage check the hot to hot, then each hot to ground. I need to know what each reading is.

Also where are you located.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010 10:15:18 PM
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
wattle grove sydney, its sealed plug at the end, will have to chop off to check the voltages
Electrician: Inactive, Master Electrician replied 8 years ago
No dont do that, if you can simply unplug the unit and check the voltage at the outlet that would be better.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010 10:18:27 PM
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok will check that and come back in 5
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