Pump is hot to touch

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valroper
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My Pool: Kidney shaped, gunite pool that has been painted. 13,300 gallon capacity. 1 1/2 HP Pump, DE Filtration
Location: Texas

Pump is hot to touch

Postby valroper » Sun 25 Mar, 2012 09:43

I just replaced my Hayward Super II (1.5 HP/230V) pump yesterday (same type, etc.). I followed the instructions exactly, wired it the same way the old pump motor was wired (I took before pictures with my cell phone just to be sure), primed it and started it up. It runs beautifully and is quieter than the old one. The only thing I didn't do was to replace the seals, however nothing is leaking. The problem is that the motor is hot to the touch. Is there something wrong? This pump is brand new.


czechmate
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My Pool: 16 x 32 gunite21000 gal., Diamond Brite Blue, Swimquip XL pump, DE36
Location: Texas

Pump is hot to touch

Postby czechmate » Sun 25 Mar, 2012 10:24

All pump motors will accumulate heat to touch. The only thing I would question, is the horsepower/pool size ratio. Make sure, that the pump is not starving for water supply. It is given by pipe size, filter size, clean strainer, back pressure, etc. 1HP, even 3/4 should do the job on 13000 gal for a less electricity.

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