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Why is my pump running hot and powering off?

This may be caused by insufficient power due to an undersized wire or a poor connection. The pump must be wired according to the wiring diagram located on the motor label. Consult a professional electrician.

Your local power company might be experiencing a power drop especially during a heat wave. Restart your pump when the weather cools to confirm that the problem is really in the motor.

Your pump may have a thermal overload, which will shut the motor off when it gets too hot. It will restart once it has cooled down. Check the air intake vents of your motor to ensure they are free of debris. If debris is blocking these vents, it will cause the motor to run hot and possibly shut down.

Make sure your pump is located in an area with adequate drainage. Flooding from rain and other sources could cause a pump to run hot and cut off.

*Back pressure will cause the pump to overheat & shut down. Make sure there is proper water flow, by checking the valves, jets, filter, etc.

Posted in: Pumps

Posted by: admin on June 23, 2011 @ 6:54 pm
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