We got smoke

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Old 09-08-08, 06:48 PM
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We got smoke

Im normally into auto electrical systems. BUT, I have a Craftsman shallow well pump that was given to me. It was running for a few minutes the other day. The next time I tried to plug it in, the plug caught fire at the connection to the extension cord. The pressure switch has me baffled because it appears to keep the black and white wires connected at all times, which I would imagine is wrong? Now when I try to plug it in, the pump runs, but the 3 prongs smoke and spark. May be obvious to some. May need more details? Thanks for any help!
 
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Old 09-08-08, 07:01 PM
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I need more info on the shallow well pump

Voltage on motor

System voltage TO the motor

HP rating of motor

Exsting type of receptale now { there are few diffrent styles }

Once the info is show up from there we will help you much as we can with the given info.

Merci,Marc
 
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Old 09-08-08, 07:19 PM
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I have a 110v receptical 3 prong.
sticker on the well pump says 115v.
It's a 1hp motor
model # 390252281
Craftsman, but made by Smith

thanks!
 
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Old 09-08-08, 07:34 PM
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Jezz.,,

1 HP motor @ 120 volts will draw right about 16 amp and if you try to run that with extenison cord { light duty type } will useally fried up the cord.

Normally it should be on it own circuit.

The pressure switch if you see the termail you will see a sets of concats and group of screws if that the case keep one set of colour to one side while other side use other colour but watch the wording some case it will say line / Load or L1 /L2 one of the two most common so keep them in group.

Did the motor start up real easy or hard to get up the speed ?

Merci,Marc
 
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