Pump causing a short


Old 01-18-14, 01:25 PM
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Pump causing a short

My tub is tripping the breaker immediately after resetting it. I have pulled the wires off the control panel and the breaker stayed so I know the breaker is fine. I then pulled the pump off of the control panel and the breaker did not trip. After looking inside the pump and drying everything out, I flipped the breaker and everything worked fine, until I opened the valve so the water would flow into the pump. At this point the breaker trips immediately. Any ideas on why this would be tripping the breaker?
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Old 01-18-14, 01:43 PM
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Water getting into the windings or electrical connection? Or the motor is wornout and the windings may just be shorting. Any number of things. Get a new pump.
Old 01-19-14, 11:31 AM
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More than likely the problem is not with the pump, but with the electric heater.

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