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Category: Pool and Spa
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Experience:  Licensed in Hydronics and Boilers
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I have a starite pool pump that operates my jets Jacuzzi, I

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I have a starite pool pump that operates my jets for the Jacuzzi, I turned on the switch and heard a sizzle, and the motor won't come on.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: It happened a couple months ago and I am now preparing to open up for the season.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If it is not too complex
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: ... no. I suspect the switch is bad, but not sure.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Billy replied 1 year ago.


do you have the 1 hp or 1.5 hp?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Billy replied 1 year ago.

thank model/series a JWPA?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Billy replied 1 year ago.


This should be a pretty easy change out...same wiring, and threaded connections.

When you heard a sizzle it likely burned out the windings in the existing motor.

The motor you can use is HERE

The link is just for an example so feel free to shop around with the model number. If you have issues during install just return back here as once the service is rated you have 30 days of free follow up


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Billy replied 1 year ago.

You can verify by seeing if the motor gets full power when switch is turned on. Rarely is it the more commonly is the motor.

But if you have full power and no motor = replace motor and not full power = replace switch