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pool pump hums and doesn't rotate then trips house breaker. wiring?

pool pump hums and doesn't rotate then trips house breaker. wiring?

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pool pump hums and doesn't rotate then trips house breaker. wiring?

My pump worked fine last summer. I did have my entire breaker box replaced this past winter. Now when I flip the pump switch, there is humming and then shortly after the breaker in house trips. Is it possible that it is not wired right at the breaker box and I just need to swap the wires?
 
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Old 05-28-11, 11:29 AM
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What is the pump voltage? Is it connected to a single pole breaker or a double pole breaker?
 
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Old 05-28-11, 08:39 PM
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It could also be jammed or rusted stuck inside the motor.
 
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Old 05-29-11, 04:21 AM
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Adding to the other replies, your pump could be seized causing an overload on the motor. I believe it is mechanical rather than electrical.
 
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Old 05-29-11, 06:50 AM
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Adding to what the others have said have, you used the pump since the new breaker box was installed? If so definitely mechanical. In fact if this was a wagering site I'd put my money on mechanical. I just asked about voltage to eliminate it.
 
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