Pool and Spa
Questions about Pool Repair? Ask an Expert Online.
Yes the pump needs to be primed but sometimes it takes a few minutes to prime depending on how long the run is. And sometimes you need to add water to help it along.
So the on and off cycling is a normal function of the priming mode for the balboa 2000LE M7?
I know short cycling pumps is really bad for the motor insulation...this cycling is like on for a second or two and off for a second or two...it goes on for several minutes. I worked on this last night and then shut it off for several hours as instructed by a manual I found online. If the short cycling is normal, I'll resume the start-up this morning. (I already checked voltage again at the subpanel and disconnect this morning, and also rechecked for air lock).
Can I by-pass the Pr mode? I saw instruction online to just press one of the Temperature buttons on the topside panel. When I did so, the pump continued to short cycle, even though the mode showed as Econ or Std depending on how many times I hit the mode button.
Wondering if I have the pumps plugged to the control panel correctly. Pump 1, Pump 2, circ. Three separate places to plug in, only two pumps. I wish I had photographed this in 2010 when taking out of service.