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  • Ive  got  a Pitco pump motor that intermiittenly runs backwards, any cure ?

  • guest

    Member
    May 16, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Bank of 5 fryers w/pump system underneath, sometimes pumps oil from fryer through return hose back into drain pan

    when it should be flowing from drain pan to fryer using return hose.   Attendant claims He turns  pump off then back on and it works fine …..sometimes.

  • fixbear

    Member
    May 16, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Without a model number you have me at a handy-cap.  But let’s assume you have a single phase pump motor,  Problem is I don’t know what type.  Shuunt wound,  Split phase,  Capacitor start, PSC.  Knowing it has to have a high starting load. rules out a couple. 

     

    From previous experience, I would guess that the motor has a centrifugal start  switch inside.  And this switch  is failing.  Again, with out the model number to determine the cost,  I can’t advise you if you would be better off replacing or having it rebuilt.  But with the rebuilding process you will be without it for a few weeks.

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