A.O Smith pool pump question!


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Old 07-24-07, 05:50 AM
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A.O Smith pool pump question!

Hello all again i could use some help from you pros.. I have a two year old A.O Smith 1.5 hp pool pump that works very well but i have recently noticed that after about two or three hours of pumping it trips the breaker and i have to restart it again. It is connected to a 15 amp gfc breaker which is not too old. Could the pump be overheating? Any help will be appreciated and thanks for looking.
 
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Old 07-24-07, 12:46 PM
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It could be the breaker, pumps do not need to be on gfci only lights must be. I would put it on a 20amp regular breaker, should solve problem.
 
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Hopefully the wiring is 12awg and not 14.
 
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A.O Smith pool pump question!

Thanks guys the wires are good but i will try the breaker change. Thanks again
 
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Old 07-25-07, 07:14 AM
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When you say the wires are good are you sayin they are 12g ? Also in my area the pool pump service must be protected by a gfi. I opted not to go with the breaker type and used a gfi recepticle to protect it and the inspector was happy.
 
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Old 07-25-07, 07:43 AM
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When you say the wires are good are you sayin they are 12g ? Also in my area the pool pump service must be protected by a gfi. I opted not to go with the breaker type and used a gfi recepticle to protect it and the inspector was happy.
Really? Its code to have a gfi on the pump? It is not in TN and several other states I've worked in.

Elacesar, make sure to check local codes.
 
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thanks alot guys for the help..
 
 

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