Hello and Welcome back, Inyoans (not a word) to a new blog post; today we are going over How To Troubleshoot a Pool Pump Motor. We’re bringing some of our hidden treasures to your attention. What hidden treasures, you ask? The Hope Diamond? One-Eyed Willie’s Gold? No, it is our How to guide’s silly.
It is that time of year when the pesky pool problems start to hit your filtering system: low pressure, hot motor, or a potentially dead motor. I know this because I have taken your phone calls, picking my brain on what to do next. Chances are, I referred you to one of our handy dandy How To Guides on the subject. We have covered so many topics that some of the important topics get lost in the shuffle, so let’s bring them to light.
If your motor is throwing up smoke signals or randomly switching off then on again, then it is likely a victim of overheating. This How-To guide will help you pinpoint the issue and stop the break in your filtering schedule.
How to Guide: How to Troubleshoot an Overheated Pool Motor
If your motor stops cold in its tracks then it is likely overloading the circuit or tripping a thermal fuse. Both a big no-no and should be avoided if you want a long lasting motor.
How to Guide: How to Troubleshoot Pool Motor Shutting Down
Any person who has had an old car knows the helpless feeling when the engine will not crank over. Just like their gas powered cousins, electric motors can have false starts as well; luckily, they are pretty easy to diagnose and fix. It could be a capacitor or something deeper; read the guide to find out what is gumming up your motor.
How to Guide: How to Troubleshoot Pool Motor Not Starting
If you motor sounds like a freight train screeching to a stop then your bearings have likely gone bad. Caused by a leak from the shaft seal or water introduced to the motor’s shaft system elsewhere; either way you’re neighbors will hate you until it is fixed (Part 1, Part 2). This guide also covers some other noisy nuisances that can trouble your motor.
How to Guide: How to Troubleshoot a Noisy Pool Motor
Above are some of the most popular issues that arise with a pool pump motor but there are many other problems that can arise. We have covered over 70 Pool Pump & Motor How To Guides on topics like… How to Fix Low Pressure in Pool, How to Fix Air Bubbles in Pool, How to Replace the Motor on Your Pool Pump and many more.
How to Guides: 70+ Pool Motor and Pump How to Guides
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