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On your motor name plate there is a diagram with motor terminal numbers that shows you the feeder wires connections for 115 & 230VAC. You don't need to change any internal motor wiring connections because those are only CW or CCW motor rotation. As you told it tripped your circuit breaker, b4 u will attemp to make any connection you need to test your motor's winding insulation insulation first by using megger tester or ordinary analog tester clipping one lead to the casing and one lead to the motor terminals one by one.

A.O. Smith... | Answered on Aug 01, 2012


that's easy ground goes on the top green screw at about 1 o'clock the others can be ether way see picture .. go to your local pool pump motor repair guy and ask him how 2 take better care of your pump.. he can save you thousands of dollhair$ over the years .. jay pump guy longwood Florida9_30_2011_7_56_42_pm.jpg

A.O. Smith... | Answered on Sep 30, 2011


Hi pbrittain...
Check to make sure you have electrical power coming to the pump motor.
Make sure the pump motor connections are all tight and no corrosion on the wires to inhibit electrical flow.
If you are getting power to the switch, and to the motor...then you have a faulty motor.
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A.O. Smith... | Answered on Sep 10, 2011


You should be able to see on the tag "RLA" which is running load amps. It should not exceed this amperage. Could the motor be going the wrong direction? If its going the wrong way, that exactly how it would react.

A.O. Smith... | Answered on Jul 16, 2011


Hi,
Most of those pumps are a single speed motor. Because of that it is difficult to slow it down.
The best thing you can do is to install a valve in the outlet hose and slow the water down that way....it will not hurt the pump and if you had a meter on the wiring to the pump you would see that it will actually use LESS electricity with the valve part way shut.
That way you can easily adjust how much water is going through the pump...

heatman101

A.O. Smith... | Answered on May 24, 2011


Remove the power plug, remove the back cover, loosen the clamp that holds the capacitor and move it out of the way. With a 1/2 inch open end wrench, (I think it is 1/2 inch) hold the armature via the flats on the rear of the armature. With your other hand, remove the impeller. While you are at it, you should replace the seal inside as well. If you can't get the impeller off by hand (I presume you are removing it because it is damaged) use channel lock pliers to remove it. It may turn off in a direction other than what you are expecting. Try both directions.

When stopping and starting your pump, make sure it is actually stopped before turning it back on. Frequently, air pressure in the filter will run the pump in reverse when you turn the power off to the pump. Starting the pump before the pump has come to a stop will spin the center out of the impeller. 10 seconds should be plenty of time.

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A.O. Smith... | Answered on Apr 16, 2011


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A.O. Smith... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


pool pump repair guy in longwood florida , here to save the day.. Ok what you have is a bad shaft seal (90% of the time) OR tank crack or a cracked seal plate or a bad gasket or o-ring.. look at the link and it wil help you ID your pump and take it apart. prim that pump after a repair !!! www.poolmotorrepair.com/
the cost of a shaft seal

A.O. Smith... | Answered on Jan 16, 2011


Take off the rear cover as to expose the capacitor. Remove capacitor. Place a 7/16 wrench on the shaft threw the opening where you removed the capacitor. Put a rag on the impeller and with a wrench turn it counterclockwise. It should come off easily. Make sure you replace the seals before reassembling

A.O. Smith... | Answered on Jan 09, 2011


Thank you for posting your question here on Fixya.com.


Depending on the age of the motor you should have a 'quick change' switch of some type you simply rearrange for the 240V setting. If not I assume you have an old motor with a brown and white wire from inside the stator positioned on posts L1 and B if memory serves correctly. White will be on the L post and Brown on one of the two lettered posts. Move brown to the other lettered post and put white where brown was if you have these leads.

If you do have a plug or rotary switch, reposition it for 240VAC and your done. In any of these settings you still leave your two incoming line leads, one each, on L1 and L2.


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John

A.O. Smith... | Answered on Dec 31, 2010


Bearings are generally sold at local power transmission shops in your area. If looking in the yellow pages look them up under that heading of "Power Transmission". Your old bearing should have some numbers on it but even if it does, take it to one of the local shops and they'll match it up with the correct replacement. The cost for such a part is very likely under $10.

John

A.O. Smith... | Answered on Dec 10, 2010


THERE SHOULD BE THREE SCREWS ON ABOUT 1 O'CLOCK AND THE OTHER 2 ARE THE POWER SCREWS AT 3 O'CLOCK AND HAVE NO POLARITY ... THERE IS A WAY TO SET THE VOLTAGE, LOOK CLOSE ON THAT WHITE BOARD AND YOU CAN SEE HOW TO SET IT FROM 115 TO 230 VOLTS.. REMEMBER GIVE ME A REPLY OR FEED BACK .. IF'N I WAS OF HELP ... I'M THE POOL PUMP DOCTOR OR WHISPERER IF YOU PREFERmotorwizj.jpg

A.O. Smith... | Answered on Dec 07, 2010


Remove the 4 fasteners that hold the pump head onto the motor and try to turn the motor shaft by hand. If it turns freely, apply power and see what happens. If it turns Ok, then your problem is the pump head not the motor. If the motor does not turn by hand then it needs to be replaced. If it turns by hand but not when power is applied, you may get away with replacing the bearing in it.

A.O. Smith... | Answered on Nov 18, 2010


check baskets for cracks, 99% of the time the impeller is pluged with trash...it s a big help if you know the brand,type and hp of your pump.............. i'm your ppol pump repair guy in longwood florida

A.O. Smith... | Answered on Nov 14, 2010


it may have a left hand thread screw in the front of the impeller turn this screw clockwise to loosen, to loosen the impeler just use a 7/16 or a 9/16 wrench to hold the back of the motor shaft look close you will see a slot in the shaft for the 7/16 wrench just under the centrifugal switch , this will hold the rotor still so you can turn the impeller counter clockwise to remove it

A.O. Smith... | Answered on Oct 11, 2010

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