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Pump Motor Buzz

Posted by zooming993 (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 14, 13 at 8:50

Made a stupid mistake yesterday. I replaced the seals in my Hayward Super Pump and when I reassembled it I didn't realize the white 120/230 connector wasn't pressed firmly on the 220 tabs and when I put power (220) to the motor it buzzed and tripped the circuit breaker. When I opened it up I found the white 120/220 power selector connector was set between the 120 and 220 setting. Did I fry the motor or could it be something like a burn out capacitor?

Thanks for your help.

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RE: Pump Motor Buzz

yes try the capacitor first! cheapest root and that is probably what it is. or you could have blown breaker. i'm sure you didn't kill the motor!

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