Pool Pump Motor

Old 09-01-03, 08:57 AM
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Pool Pump Motor

I have an above ground pool, and the pump motor just died out. It had HP1.0, RPM 3450, V 115, A 11.9, HZ 60, FR 56Z mfg by A.O. SMITH.
My dad gave me a pump motor that he purchased four months ago, and it has HP1-1/8, V 230, RPM 3450/1725, A 6.0/1.8, HZ 60, FR 56Z mfg by GE motors.
I have an input of 120V, of course, there is not enough voltage for the 230 V motor. What is the best solution?

Old 09-01-03, 10:29 AM
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Either get another motor (easy) that is the correct replacement model or make changed to the wiring.
Does the pump motor have a dedicated circuit? (Absolutly NOTHING else connected to it?)
If so, there are some options for that.
How does this pump connect? (Hard wired, or plug)
Is there a W.P. safety disconnect outdoors within sight if hardwired?
Where is the GFCI protection?
Do you have extra spaces in the main breaker panel in the basement?

Naturally I would prefer the 240V motor, it is a balanced load on the service. But, your wiring needs to be changed to accomodate that.
Give us some details.


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