Pool pump cycling on and off

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Old 05-28-20, 06:22 PM
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Pool pump cycling on and off

Recently bought a house with an above ground pool. The pump cycles on and off about every 5 minutes. Is that normal? Iíve only dealt with one other pool pump in my life and it ran constantly.
 
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Old 05-28-20, 06:40 PM
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Carefully feel the motor. Is it very hot ?
If it is.... it's shutting down on thermal overload.
 
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Old 05-28-20, 07:56 PM
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Yes, itís very hot. I guess that means itís time for a new pump?
 
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Old 05-28-20, 08:25 PM
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Yes...... that's what I'm thinking.
If it's noisy...... it could just need bearings. Those are replaceable.
 
 

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