Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-13-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Share |
Default

No power to pool pump or barn


My power cord fell into the pool yesterday and killed all power from the point where it was plugged in. No circuit switches tripped at the main box. Help!! Thanks Nancy

farmnchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 11:18 AM   #2
Electrical Contractor
 
jbfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Newnan GA
Posts: 5,670
Default

No power to pool pump or barn


Look for the gfci breaker or receptacle that is protecting the pool equipment.

__________________
Yes I am a Pirate, 200 years too late. "Jimmy Buffett"
jbfan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jbfan For This Useful Post:
farmnchick (10-13-2010)
Old 10-13-2010, 11:35 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Default

No power to pool pump or barn


I cant find a gfci anywhere. what next?
farmnchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 11:40 AM   #4
nap
You talking to me?
 
nap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: sw mi
Posts: 5,407
Default

No power to pool pump or barn


Quote:
Originally Posted by farmnchick View Post
I cant find a gfci anywhere. what next?
keep looking for a GFCI.
nap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 11:44 AM   #5
Electrical Contractor
 
jbfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Newnan GA
Posts: 5,670
Default

No power to pool pump or barn


You need to check each breaker.
They should be labeled in the panel for whre thy go.
If a breaker tripped, it will trip to the mid point and at a glance not looked tripped.
They need to be truned off and then back on to reset.

If you can't find a tripped breaker, the we need more details of the wiring and connections to find the answer.
__________________
Yes I am a Pirate, 200 years too late. "Jimmy Buffett"
jbfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 11:46 AM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Default

No power to pool pump or barn


Quote:
Originally Posted by farmnchick View Post
My power cord fell into the pool yesterday and killed all power from the point where it was plugged in. No circuit switches tripped at the main box. Help!! Thanks Nancy
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbfan View Post
Look for the gfci breaker or receptacle that is protecting the pool equipment.
No GFCI. Do I need a new pool pump? rewired barn?
farmnchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 11:51 AM   #7
nap
You talking to me?
 
nap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: sw mi
Posts: 5,407
Default

No power to pool pump or barn


you need to manually turn off each breaker and then turn it back on.

then, you need to get some sort of voltage detector or meter or tester so you can troubleshoot your problem. You could have a bad connection in the wiring or a bad breaker or myriad other problems. Jumping to a bad motor or rewiring the barn is not generally the first step.
nap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 11:51 AM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Default

No power to pool pump or barn


Quote:
Originally Posted by jbfan View Post
You need to check each breaker.
They should be labeled in the panel for whre thy go.
If a breaker tripped, it will trip to the mid point and at a glance not looked tripped.
They need to be truned off and then back on to reset.

If you can't find a tripped breaker, the we need more details of the wiring and connections to find the answer.
the breaker runs directly to the pool, then to the barn. I did turn them off and then back on only breafly howerever. Should I flip the box off again?
farmnchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 12:25 PM   #9
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Default

No power to pool pump or barn


I did manually flip each switch. I have a voltage regulator but dont know how it works. It has 2 probes. Is it something I can check or is it time to call an electrician. Thanks for your help
farmnchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 04:14 PM   #10
Electrical Contractor
 
jbfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Newnan GA
Posts: 5,670
Default

No power to pool pump or barn


How much help depends on your skills.
__________________
Yes I am a Pirate, 200 years too late. "Jimmy Buffett"
jbfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 04:47 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Eighty Four, Pa.15330
Posts: 1,215
Default

No power to pool pump or barn


G.F.I.in panel with yellow test button.
bobelectric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2010, 10:13 AM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,503
Default

No power to pool pump or barn


Call an electrician. Your comments scream professional help required.
J. V. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2010, 07:59 PM   #13
" Euro " electrician
 
frenchelectrican's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: WI & France { in France for now }
Posts: 5,369
Default

No power to pool pump or barn


Quote:
Originally Posted by farmnchick View Post
I did manually flip each switch. I have a voltage regulator but dont know how it works. It has 2 probes. Is it something I can check or is it time to call an electrician. Thanks for your help
The way you describing it is a good time to call the electrician before something else can happend.

Merci.
Marc

frenchelectrican is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Noisy pool pump? DIYtestdummy General DIY Discussions 35 02-21-2014 03:10 PM
New pool pump trips breaker?! New home owner needs advice. KenR7A Electrical 22 01-05-2011 09:42 AM
Sump Pump Questions henlij Plumbing 19 08-12-2009 07:50 PM
pool timer/ pool pump hook-up bubbahines Electrical 4 05-29-2009 05:03 PM
Just to confirm, no GFCI needed for hard wired pool pump..right?? Al the Diy guy Electrical 6 02-10-2008 12:28 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.