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Experience:  Owner at Floridaco
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We have an inground pool. Pump was new last aug.. Pump has

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We have an inground pool. Pump was new last aug.. Pump has worked well all summer . Today when I started pump I think pump started, when I went back in a few minutes it was not working,breaker was tripped. I reset breaker pump will not start, trips breaker each time I try to start pump
JA: Who manufactured the pool?
Customer: pentair
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes if possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Not that I know

sounds like the pump motor is bad if its trimping the breaker instantly general the pump is worn out

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
Is there anyway to check motor?

I​ can think of two possibilities that is causing the problem. 1st is something has jammed the impeller. Easies way to verify is turn the pump off, remove the basket and see if you can spin the impeller. Many times a small rock, toy, seed, screw, glass, etc can wedge itself against the impeller housing and freeze the motor overloading it and tripping the breaker. 2nd thing is if the motor is running too hot it has expanded the bearing and that caused the motor to freeze, tripping the breaker. If neither of these some the problem let me know and I can walk your through troubleshooting.

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Category: Home Improvement
Satisfied Customers: 219
Experience: Owner at Floridaco
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Customer: replied 23 days ago.
I have fixed the problem, you could probably not guess what I found. I decided to take an old pump and motor apart and interchange parts. I started with the capacitor,when I opened it up there was a snail shorting the connection .I removed the snail ,pump is working fine. Thanks Glynn