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Pool Pump Electric Timer Circuit


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Troubleshoot and Repair a Pool Pump Timer Control Circuit that is not working.

Checking Pool Pump Electric Timer Circuit Wiring

Electrical Question: I have a Pool pump that is not working. I took voltage readings at the breaker and both hot legs read 124 volts.Then I took readings at the timer where one leg 124 volts other leg 35 volts. I suspect water or moisture in the conduit from the breaker panel to pool timer. It is an underground conduit.

This electrical question came from: Walt, a Handyman from Phoenix, Arizona.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Walt.

Pool Pump Electric Timer Circuit and Electrical Wiring

Application: Troubleshooting Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Pool Pump Timer.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a licensed electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester or Continuity Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on experience and level of problem solving skills.
Precaution: Testing live wires is dangerous and should be done by an experienced individual only. Testing using a continuity tester should only be made after the circuit has been identified, turned OFF and Tagged.

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2 Responses to “Pool Pump Electric Timer Circuit”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi George,
    If the pool pump has power to the motor and the motor is not working then a capacitor may need to be replaced or the pump motor may be bad and need to be replaced. Turn the power to the pump off, wait a few minutes, then turn the power back on and see if the motor is trying to start, if it is but it does not come up to full speed then it is most likely the start capacitor that need to be replaced. Most electric motors are protected by a thermal cut out switch which protects the motor from over heating, and in such cases like this. The pump should be controlled by a time clock to schedule the operation of the pump.
    I hope this helps.
    Dave

  2. George says:

    My pool pump does not start. I checked the power and have it going into the pump. Is there a relay I need to check? Thanks and please send a picture of what I would look for.