I replaced the electric motor on my pool pump a couple days ago.
After looking over the document that came with it I now see:
"Temperature around the motor should not exceed 104°F ..."
Well dang. I live in the desert and many days are 110° in the shade
during Summer:) On July 4th it was 116°. Homes around here don't have
pump houses and motors are exposed to the extreme heat. Granted, the
motor will not run all day in the Summer.
So, is this upper temp limit the maximum range for continuous/constant
operation or a point when serious damage starts to happen?
The motor has an auto thermal protection. Would this trip motor in
extreme heat like we have?
"If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me."