Hello Pool Helpies,
The Mrs has got in touch to say that the pump keeps tripping the electrics. I'm not back home until mid-October to give it a once over, but is there anything I should be looking out for? The pump was fitted around 8yrs ago and has been working fine over the summer. I don't really want to fork out lots of money if it's something like a dodgy capacitor or leaking seal.
Any advice would be welcome
Thanks for the advice.
Some more information
She cleaned out the filter basket as it was full and the pump actually started and worked for an hour or so and then tripped. The next time she started it, it was only a couple of minutes before it tripped...and "it smells hot"
Some good news (for once) now I've had a chance to look at it.
It was humming a lot before it got hot and then tripped the electrics. I could get my hand up the impeller tunnel and turn it by hand to confirm nothing was blocking it. So the next cheapest option was swapping the capacitor...which seems to have sorted the problem, i.e. it now turns immediately on everytime I switch it on...result !
(although when I went to buy the new capacitor, having had a look on ebay for exactly the same thing...5quid from the UK.... 18€ - how much ??? )
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