One may also ask, how do you know if your pool pump is burned up?
Also know, why does my Hayward pool pump keep shutting off?
Overheating. For safety reasons, many pool pumps are designed to shut off automatically if they begin to overheat. The mechanisms that perform this task are known as thermal overload switches. If your pump continues to shut off, it could mean that the thermal overload switches are going bad.
How long do Hayward pool pumps last?
Your pool’s pump is the wet end of the operation, it houses the pump basket. Pumps should last through the initially installed motor and perhaps as many as two or three replacement motors, usually 10-12 years.
How Hot Can a Pool Pump Motor Get? Anything above 115 degrees Fahrenheit is going to register as hot to the human touch. Motors can reach up to 200 degrees before bearings can begin to breakdown, so 115-200 degrees is a safe “hot” temperature for your motor.
When a pump loses prime, or stops pulling the water to itself, this reduced or nonexistent flow of water causes the motor to run hot. If this happens for long enough, parts on the wet end (basket, trap, etc.) may warp and the motor is susceptible to burnout.
Contaminated hydraulic fluid. When fluid has debris and dirt, contaminant particles can quickly build up on hydraulic system filters, leading to filter clogs. Your pump has to work harder to pump fluid through clogged filters, which leads to overheating.
An overheating water pump can shorten the life of the motor and cause damage to surrounding piping. Even a brand new pump can get too hot and suddenly stop working and have to be replaced.
It could be something blocking it, a dirty pool filter, or too much air in the system. If there’s something blocking your pump’s suction, check your filter gauge. If it’s 10psi above the normal reading, clean your filter. This will reduce pressure and reset your pump’s flow.
So What’s the Problem with Overheating? Additional heat generated over and above what the pump is designed for can, and most likely will, cause a pump failure. The thermal disconnect will shut your pump off—and remember: your pool pump is central and essential to your cleaning system.
Smoke from pump motors is usually caused by connecting 230V to a motor wired to receive only 115V. In addition, an improperly installed shaft seal can also produce friction smoke, and a blown capacitor gives off a lot of smoke, following a small explosion.