HOW TO DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION TO A POOL PUMP MOTOR
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to installations in the state of Florida USA and may be different in other states or parts of the world. Contact
the equipment manufacturer for information that  applies specifically to the product you are installing.
STEP 1 -TURN OFF THE POWER
Turn off the circuit breaker that   supplies power to
the pool pump.  It may be outside the house or
may be in the garage or utility room. Most residential
pool pumps in Florida are wired with a 15 or 20 amp
circuit breaker.  Always wear proper attire such as
protective clothing, face and  eye protection, and insulating rubber gloves. Notice that the technician
in this photo is standing  well to the side of the box,
has only one hand on the breaker with his free hand at his side
IF ANYTHING IN THE BREAKER BOX IS
LOOSE OR DETERIORATED OR BUZZES
OR SPARKS  OR IS JAMMED

STOP IMMEDIATELY & CONTACT A
QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN
STEP 2 - TURN OFF THE TIMER
STEP 3 -DISCONNECT THE BOND WIRE
STEP 4  -  REMOVE THE TERMINAL BOARD
                 COVER
This motor has one screw holding the cover on, some motors have
two screws and others have a small cover plate near the electrical inlet
GROUND
HOT WIRES
This is what it looks like with the
cover off. Notice the Green wire (also known as the Ground Wire)
goes to the green screw on the frame of the motor. The other  2
wires are the hot wires, it doesn't
matter which terminal they are connected to,they can be reversed


Hot wires are usually black or red
on motors connected for 230V
The ground wire  should be green

Hot Wires are usually Black &
White on motors connected 115V

This would be a good time to
take a picture of the existing
wiring for reference later
STEP 5 - VERIFY THE POWER IS OFF
MOST IMPORTANT
Using a voltage tester such as an Amprobe VP440 or equivalent
Verify that there is no voltage at any of the terminals
ALWAYS TEST YOUR VOLTAGE PROBE ON A LIVE CIRCUIT
BEFORE STARTING THE JOB TO BE SURE IT WORKS
STEP 6  UNSCREW THE HOT WIRES
STEP 7 - UNSCREW THE GROUND WIRE
STEP 8  - STRAIGHTEN THE WIRES
STEP 9  - LOOSEN LOCKNUT WITH PLIERS
STEP 10 - PULL WIRES THRU FITTING
STEP 11  - REMOVE FITTING
                  FROM MOTOR
Never assume the power is off just because
you shut off the circuit breaker, breakers can
be mislabeled or be defective and allow current
to flow even if they are off.  It is prudent to wear
rubber gloves when working on electrical
equipment
ONE SPEED
SINGLE PHASE
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO
IDENTIFY THE GROUND WIRE
If the ground wire is missing
contact a qualified electrician
for assistance
NOTE:  MOTORS MAY BE WIRED FOR 115 OR 230 VOLTS ---- IF YOU ARE UNSURE 
OF YOUR VOLTAGE SIMPLY EMAIL US A PICTURE OF YOUR EXISTING TERMINAL
CONNECTIONS  OR LOOK UP OUR How to determine your pool pump motor voltage INSTRUCTIONS