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My GFCI to my Hayward pool pump burned out. What size GFCI

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My GFCI to my Hayward pool pump burned out. What size GFCI should I use?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 2 years ago.

Welcome. My name is ***** ***** would be glad to assist.

Breaker size is based on the motor HP and wire size attached along with the operating voltage .

Can you check the setup and post for the proper determination?

The existing breaker should have the size imprinted on the breaker handle also.

It is rare for a GFCI to burn out, were there any other indications of problems prior to the issue?

Let me know and we can continue


Customer: replied 2 years ago.
This has happened about three times in the past 12 years, The only thing I can think of is the heat wave we have going on here may have reduced the amount of power I am getting.
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 2 years ago.


It should not affect the breaker, if the breaker is sized properly with the correct wire.

Still need the motor horsepower and if the breaker is a single pole or double pole to size the breaker.

Check the wire size at the same time and we can be sure the wire is correct for the breaker.