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Xavier Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2010
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Pool pump motor is scorching hot


So, I was fixing a leaky pipe in my pool's filtration system and noticed our pool pump motor is VERY hot, even though it is not running.

Is that normal? I've never bothered to touch it before.







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tigerbaittrick
USA Fan
Member since Jan 2010
6573 posts

re: Pool pump motor is scorching hot


get a new pool pump





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Napoleon
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Dec 2007
33937 posts

re: Pool pump motor is scorching hot


No, if its hot to the touch it usually means its getting power but not spinning freely, or its pumping air and not water.

There is no way it would be hot to the touch without it getting power, unplug it or switch it off at the dedicated breaker or ground-fault circuit interrupter.

Most of the time, if its not dry an its hot, then its seized up.






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Xavier Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2010
3579 posts

re: Pool pump motor is scorching hot


Well, I just forced it to kick on to see if it still works and it is getting suction. I needed to switch it from running during the day, to running at night, anyway.





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TreyE663
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Watson
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Pool pump motor is scorching hot


Mine was doing this as well, after doing some checking one of my wires was loose, it wasnt making good conection. Unplug it and should have some type of accesss door on your pump, once you get that open you should see all your wires on the inside just make sure they all are good and tight, hope this helps.





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RustyTiger
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Daytona Beach, FL
Member since Jul 2005
622 posts

re: Pool pump motor is scorching hot


It may be that the leak you mentioned was causing it to run and not enough water was being released. This produced a backup pressure in the pump housing which added to the heat buildup.





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JJ27
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re: Pool pump motor is scorching hot


Don't touch it.






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