PureLine Prime 2.7 HP Variable Speed Pool Pump - PL2606



Part # PL2606

By PureLine

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Part # PL2606

Warranty 18 Month Warranty

Product Description


PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump Now Energy Star Certified! Energy Star Pumps are eligible for up to a $300 Rebate with power companies. Check your power company website to see if you are eligible for rebates.

Maximize your savings with the new PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump.

The PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump utilizes Century’s fully featured V-Green 270 motor, delivering premium energy efficiency and program flexibility with an integrated user interface. The PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump is an exact replacement to the Hayward Super Pump Variable Speed Pump, making it quick and cost efficient to replace.

The PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump can save you up to 80% in energy costs over single-speed pumps. It also has faster payback than the more expensive variable speed pumps because of it is sized to match the performance of the most common medium head pumps.


  • Horse Power = 2.7 - .75 HP
  • Voltage = 208-230V
  • Port Size = 2" 
  • Amps = 10.5 - 0.5
  • Service Factor = 1.0

PureLine Prime Pump Application:

  • In-ground pools of all types and sizes
  • In-ground spas  

PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump Benefits:

  • Drop in Replacement for the Hayward Super Pump
  • Up to 80% energy savings over single speed pumps
  • Full Variable Speed (600-3450 RPMs)
  • Same dimensions as the Hayward Super Pump means no realigning of plumbing significantly reducing the time it takes to swap out your pump
  • Paired with a Century Motor. The most reliable pool motor in the world.
  • Same quality as Hayward, Pentair, Sta-Rite, Jandy and Waterway
  • Costs 30% Less than Hayward Super Pump
  • Noise reduction design
  • Large 2” ports
  • Quick Disconnect Unions included ($40 Value)
  • 18 Month Warranty
  • Self-priming (the pump can be placed up to 10' above water level)
  • Quick & Easy basket removal, with swing aside hand knobs
  • Clear Lexan cover makes it easy to see when basket needs cleaning
  • Large capacity basket
  • Basket design ensures free flow of water
  • All components made of corrosion proof plastic
  • Heavy-duty, high performance motor for quieter, cooler operation
  • Easy access to all internal parts for servicing

Product Specifications

2.7 - .75 HP
10.5 - .05
Port Size:
2 in.
Union Connectors:
2 inch included
Service Factor:
Energy Star
California Title 20 Compliant

?     Asked on 4/20/2019 by Michael Maggio

Not sure what the head is. Pool is about 40K. I have a Raypak Heater and 60 Sq. ft filter. Skimmers are about 70 ft and 20 ft away. Drain about 40 ft. about 4 different 3 ways on the pool lines. Wondering will this work for me and what is the number that I can run a variable on for energy reduction. I run the current 1.5 hp and a 2.2 SF for about 10 hours to insure there are no issues. Seems to work. Anything less I can get some algae.

A  Answered on 4/21/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Michael, Thanks for that information as it is helpful. If you currently have a 1.5 HP pump with 2.2 SF then this pump would have almost the exact output as your current pump when it is running at the high speed. This would be a great variable speed pump option for the pool you described and would be our suggestion.

?     Asked on 4/6/2019 by Dave

We currently have a Pentiar SF-N1-2a single speed and want to upgrade to a VS pump but maybe use the our Hayward aqua plus PL Plus controller to control the variable speed settings on the pump. Would this pump be a drop in replacement for the Pentiar? Would we have to get any additional equipment to get the Hayward to control the speed of the pump?

A  Answered on 4/9/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Dave, This would not be a drop in replacement to Pentair pump as the plumbing ports are in a slightly different location so you would have a little bit of re-plumbing but it shouldn't be too bad. All of the programming for the PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump would be done directly on the onboard pump controller, this is where you would set your schedules, RPMS, etc.. The Hayward Aqua Plus would simply power the pump on and off and then the controller on the pump would take over from there based on your programming settings. You would not be able to adjust the RPM's or program the pump from the Aqua Plus.

?     Asked on 3/30/2019 by Sherry

Hi Bill, We want to buy to purchase the PL 2606, our pool will be about 24,000 gallons with 30 feet head. What sand trap do you recommend ?

A  Answered on 4/1/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Sherry, We would suggest the Hayward S310T2 Sand Filter to pair nicely with the PL2606 PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump on a 24,000 gallon pool.

?     Asked on 3/28/2019 by Bill

what's the difference between the 2606 and the 2626...other than the 2626 says 'good for salt.' Any other difference?

A  Answered on 3/28/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Bill, The PL2626 uses an ultra heavy duty shaft seal made out of a material called Viton. The shaft seal is the most common part which fails on a pool pump and when the shaft seal fails it allows water to get to your motor and eventually ruins the motor. The Viton shaft seal in the PL2626 is great for more demanding pools like salt pools but it is also a good upgrade for standard non salt pools.

?     Asked on 3/18/2019 by ken

We have a Jandy stealth shpf 2.0 the motor has a sticker that says 2.0x1.3=2.60. It is a salt cell pool and about 15,000-16,000 gallons. We would like a variable speed pump if possible. Will this Pureline prime 2.7 work and if not what do you recommend? Thanks


A  Answered on 3/19/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Good afternoon, yes base on the pump you have and the specs provided the PureLine Prime 2.7 HP Variable Speed Pool Pump would be a great option for a replacement.

?     Asked on 3/3/2019 by Brett S

Can this pump work with 1-1/2" plumbing, or is it too large? I have a 1HP (1.25 SF) pump with a .75HP (1.5SF) booster pump for a pressure side vacuum. Primary pump is dead, booster runs fine but I am willing to go to a VS for cost savings.

A  Answered on 3/3/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Brett S. It is preferable that 2" plumbing is used due to the total hp. 

  • Commented on 3/3/2019 by Product Owner

    Thank you for your quick response. I understand that 2" lines are preferred, but is it required? I have 1.5" lines only. I am wondering if they would be sufficient to handle this pump, and if not, would the 1.65HP model (PL2605) be strong enough to meet the demand that my current 2 pump setup provides?

    • Commented on 3/6/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      Hi, Brett. Using 1.5" plumbing is too small for this 2.7 HP VS Pump. The PL2605 - 1.65 VS Pump will be better 

?     Asked on 2/12/2019 by Joshua Cook

This is my current set up. Need to replace the motor and impellers at the very least. Was looking into a variable speed pump to upgrade my system. What would you suggest as the best most cost effective option. Or would you suggest fixing what I have? If that is the case what all will I need.


A  Answered on 2/12/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Joshua. Unfortunately, most replacement parts are obsolete for your Purex AH Series Pump so replacing it will be your only option. The pump you have is a high head pump, so you will need a pump like the TriStar VS Pump - SP3202VSP, or the IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump - 011018. To find out if this pump will meet your pool needs, you will need to calculate the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) of your pool. 

?     Asked on 2/1/2019 by

How quiet is the Pureline Prime var. spd pump? Does it compare to the Pentair 342001 pump? Why does the Pentair sell more pumps?

A  Answered on 2/5/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The Prime VS Pumps are very quiet. It is in the same class when it comes to performance as the Pentair Superflo VS Pump except for the operating voltage. The Prime VS Pump 1.65 - PL2605 is suitable for the Pentair SuperFlo VS - 342001 if the customer has 230 volts. The Prime VS Pump 2.7 will outperform the Pentair SuperFlo VS - 342001. Pentair is one of the leading manufactures with a full line of swimming pool and spa products. 

?     Asked on 1/2/2019 by

I'm looking to replace my Pentair IntelliFlo 011012 pump. Would this be a drop-in replacement for it? Thanks

A  Answered on 1/3/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Good day, the PureLine Prime 2.7 HP Variable Speed Pool Pump PL2606 would not be a drop in replacement for the Intelliflo 011012. You would need to re-plumb your system when installing this unit.

?     Asked on 11/16/2018 by

Would this pump be a good replacement for my Jandy 2.7 Variable speed pump? See photo attached.


A  Answered on 11/16/2018 by Industry Professional

The PureLine Prime VSP would be a great fit you are not using a Jandy AquaLink Automation System If you are tieing your Variable Speed Pump into a Jandy AquaLink Automation system then you may want to stay with the Jandy pump as you will get all of the read out of the Jandy pump on the AquaLink, however if you are not using a Jandy AquaLink automation system then the PL2606 would be fine. You may have a little re-plumbing but nothing major.

?     Asked on 11/16/2018 by

Can you give the specs. on the motor used on this PureLine Pump (i.e. motor manufacturer, amps, volts, etc..)

A  Answered on 11/16/2018 by Industry Professional

This Pump uses a 2.7 HP Variable Speed Motor by Century the voltage is 208-230V and the amps range from 10.5 - 0.5. When the pump is running at the lowest speed it only draws 0.5 amps and when it is dialed to the highest speed of 2.7 HP then it will draw 10.5 amps.

?     Asked on 10/19/2018 by Allan

I have a 16k gallon in ground pool. I have a Century HSQ260 2.6 hp motor connected to a Jandy stealth SPHD pump. Will your PL2606 be an adequate replacement/fit? Thanks Al Fairhope, AL

A  Answered on 10/19/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Allan. Unfortunately, this Prime 2.7 VS Pump will not be a suitable replacement. The performance and physical features are different. I would recommend the Jandy ePump - VSSHP270AUT

?     Asked on 8/27/2018 by WADE ARCEMENT


A  Answered on 8/27/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Wade. I'm sorry, we do not have a program for pool builders. 

?     Asked on 7/17/2018 by Svrs

I have a community pool that requires the safety vacuum release sensor. Does this pump have one just incase something gets stuck to the suction line?

A  Answered on 7/18/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. This pump does not have the SVRS feature. 

?     Asked on 6/23/2018 by

Do you have a direct replacement for a Jandy Stealth 2.7 variable speed pump, using the aqua link controller

A  Answered on 6/26/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. You can use the Jandy VS Pump - VSSHP270AUT, the Prime Pump will not perform the same as the Stealth pump.

?     Asked on 6/9/2018 by Jack

Is this pump quiet than most 2 hp pumps?

A  Answered on 6/10/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jack. This pump is quit as the motor is a TEFC, and sealed. 

?     Asked on 5/13/2018 by

How does the PureLine 2.7 compare to the Pentair 011018 3hp and the Hayward SP3206VSP 2.7hp in quality, performance, and reliability? I understand the price differences.

A  Answered on 5/14/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

We spent a lot of time this past season testing and programming all of the variable speed pumps. The top two, in our opinion, was the PureLine Prime VS and the Pentair Intelliflo. These systems were the easiest to program and install. Both units are very durable. The Pentair has been around longer but this is the 3rd year offering the Prime VS and we have seen very few issues. If you plan on installing this pump yourself, you may want to consider the Prime. The Prime has an 18 month warranty for do-it-yourself pool owners. The Intelliflo has a two year warranty but only if a licensed professional performs the installation. Otherwise, it's 60 days. 

?     Asked on 5/7/2018 by Chris

i just purchased this pump and am ready to install. I have three questions: 1. My old ss pump was connected directly to a dial timer, can i use this setup or should i bypass the dial timer and power the pump directly and use the built in timer? 2. I also purchased the PureLine PL7704 Salt System (60K), should this be wired to the dial timer or directly to my new PL2606 pump? 3. Can i add the phone control unit to my PL2606 pump as an add-on or is it only included with PL2616? Thanks!

A  Answered on 5/8/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Chris - 1) You can bypass the timer or keep the timer and wire the pump to the "load" terminals. 2) Either way will work and get the job done. You can connect the salt system to the timer's "line" terminals and then set the timer to turn the salt system on/off. The other option is to connect the timer to the "AUX" terminal connection on the new pump motor. 3) You can add the phone control unit to the PL2606 as an add-on. The part number is VL100.

?     Asked on 4/27/2018 by

Can this pump be programmed to run for a certain number of hours each day?

A  Answered on 4/28/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes this pump has a built in timer where you can set multiple start and stop times as well as RPM settings. For example run from Noon to 2pm at 2,000 RPM's and then 2pm to 6pm at 1500 RPM's.

?     Asked on 4/27/2018 by Vern

Hi - I have a 20,000 gal pool with spa, shark, and salt. Its roughly 15 feet from the pool. It currently has a Hayward NorthStar Pump, 2 HP .33 (two speed) motor. And an Aqua Logic control with remote. What would be the most energy efficient and compatible replacement pump/motor?

A  Answered on 4/28/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Vern, Based on the set up you outlined the PL2606 PureLine Prime 2.7 HP Variable Speed Pump would be a great replacement for you. The variable speed capability will really allow you a lot of flexibility. Also the PureLine Prime is now Energy Star Certified so you may be eligible for additional rebates with your power company.

?     Asked on 4/25/2018 by Eric

Would this also work as a replacement for a Superflo without any significant plumbing modifications?

A  Answered on 4/25/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Eric. Yes, you will only have to make minor alterations to your plumbing. 

?     Asked on 4/16/2018 by

Need drop in for Hayward SP3400vsp. Would this be it?

A  Answered on 4/16/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. Unfortunately, this pump would not work as a drop-in replacement. Howeve, i can be used as a replacement depending on the TDH of your pool. 

?     Asked on 4/15/2018 by Mark

I am looking at replacing a Hayward SP3400VSP, 2HP for a 36,000 gal pool with about 80 feet between the pump and the skimmers. Would the PL2606 work as a replacement?

A  Answered on 4/17/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Mark, Yes this would be a great replacement pump for your Hayward SP3400VSP, 2HP.

?     Asked on 4/13/2018 by Mike

Looking to replace my Hayward SP4020NS 2.0HP with 2" fittings - Is this pump a drop in replacement?

A  Answered on 4/13/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Kevin G.

Hello, this would not be the drop in replacement. The closest replacement to your pump would be the SP3220EE.

?     Asked on 3/22/2018 by Rick

How long of the warranty for this model?

A  Answered on 3/23/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Rick, This pump has an 18-month warranty.

?     Asked on 11/14/2017 by Jon

I bought a PL2606 but have a aqualink control panel will the V-Green Automation Adapter Kit - 2517501-001 enable me to use my home remote to operate the new pump without having to keep it in service mode

A  Answered on 11/14/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Jon, Yes, it will. The V-Green Automation Adapter Kit - 2517501-001 will allow the pump to be controlled by a third party automation controller. 

?     Asked on 10/31/2017 by Craig Schwab

Will rthe Pureline 2,7 operate on the Hayward Omni Logic control system?

A  Answered on 10/31/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Craig. You will need to purchase the V-Green Automation Adapter Kit - 2517501-001 to get this pump to communicate with the Hayward Omni Logic Controller.

?     Asked on 7/13/2017 by john morrison

how do I set rpm speed on motor

A  Answered on 7/13/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi John, Page 13 of this Variable Speed Motor Owner's Manual shows how to set the RPM's

?     Asked on 7/11/2017 by Dave

I have a rectangular 15 by 30 with a round spa on corner of pool, is roughly 18000 gallons, from skimmer to pump is 47 ft. Has a 2hp motor the housing on it cracked it's very old probly build in late 80's early 90's what kind of pump would you recommend looking for a variable speed pump motor energy efficient

A  Answered on 7/12/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Dave, this pump would be a great replacement for your 2 HP pump. This variable speed pump is ultra energy efficient and will save you quite a bit on your operational costs.

?     Asked on 7/1/2017 by Chad

Hi, I have a Hayward SP4020X25, 2 1/2 HP MR pump. Is this a good replacement for that? Also, do you have a dimensional drawing to see have close the fittings are to my current pump so I can decide if i can do the replacement myself.

A  Answered on 7/4/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Chad. This Prime Pump is not a good replacement performance wise, I would recommend the Hayward Tristar Pump - SP3220X25. Click link >Prime 2.7 VS Pump Dimension to view the plumbing connection. 

?     Asked on 6/20/2017 by

Hi I m looking to buy this 2.7 variable speed pump(20 ft from the pool)for my Pool(20,000 gallons) I have solar panels on a one story house . Do you think is going to work?And do you know if this pump qualify for SMUD rebates? Right now I'm using a Hayward 2.5 hp dual speed. Thanks Peter

A  Answered on 6/21/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi, This would be a perfect pump for the pool set up you described. Unfortunately the PureLine Prime Variable Speed is not currently on the SMUD product list for there rebate.

?     Asked on 6/7/2017 by mike

i have three ? first can i buy an extended warranty second does it effect the warranty if i install it myself and third can you tell me the rpms of this pump on high

A  Answered on 6/12/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Mike. An extended warranty can not be purchased. The warranty will not be voided if installed by the homeowner. The max RPM is 3450.

?     Asked on 5/26/2017 by What is the warranty with DIY install?

Hi, I am looking at this pump to replace a Waterway SVL56. What is the warranty if I purchase this from you and install it myself?

A  Answered on 5/26/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The PureLime Prime 2.7 VS Pump has an 18 month warranty.

?     Asked on 5/23/2017 by Travis R Burba

can you recommend an adapter to transfer 2 inch ports to 1.5 inch?

A  Answered on 5/23/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Travis you would require two of this 2" x 1.5" Reducer Bushing.

?     Asked on 5/6/2017 by teddy

i have the hayward 1 1/2 hp super pump. This pump is not giving me near enough action in my pool spa. I currently have 1 1/2 plumbing , but in the future we want to upgrade to 2 inch plumbing and add some water features. i would like to upgrade to the 2.7 variable speed. i don't want to leave myself short on hp . does this make sense....Teddy ( 27,000 gal. pool)

A  Answered on 5/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Teddy. This PureLine Prime VS Pump would be a great pump to suit your pool and spa needs.

?     Asked on 5/2/2017 by Tom

I have a pool with about 33000 gallons of water and the average length of the lines is 80+ ft. I currently use a 2 HP Hayward super pump (7 hrs/day) and it works well. Will this unit work on my pool and what are the likely savings.

A  Answered on 5/2/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Tom, If you currently have a 2 HP Super Pump then this would be a great pump for you. The PureLine Prime Variable Speed will allow you to dial the HP all the way up to 2.7 HP for demanding conditions, but for most of your standard filtration you can dial the HP way down, probably down to 1 HP or so for your pool, and you will save roughly 40% on your operational cost running at 1 HP vs. 2 HP.

?     Asked on 5/2/2017 by

Trying to replace a 1.5 hp hayward northstar pump with new variable speed pump 20000 gallon pool +-. With spa, salt chlorinator and pool sweep. what horspower would I need in a new variable speed to run this pool efficiently. Thanks

A  Answered on 5/2/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

That PL2606 would most likely be the one I would recommend, but if you know the distance from your pump to your skimmers I can confirm that the flow rate will be adequate enough with that pump.

?     Asked on 4/10/2017 by

Is this pump Energy Star certified?

A  Answered on 4/10/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. This pump is not Energy Star certified.

?     Asked on 4/9/2017 by George

I have a hayward 2 hp pump 10 years old, 8' of head 10' from pool. What is the best money saving pump ? Thank you

A  Answered on 4/10/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

Do you just have a pool, or do you have other features such as a hot tub, waterfall, suction side cleaner, anything that requires you to have a 2HP pump?

?     Asked on 3/8/2017 by Steve

What is the return policy?

A  Answered on 3/8/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Steve. You can view our complete return policy by clicking this link > Inyo Return Policy.

?     Asked on 7/8/2016 by

Do you have a measurement specs for this pump? I'm looking to replace a Pentair 011514. Thanks

A  Answered on 7/13/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

The PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump is an exact replacement to the Hayward Super Pump Variable Speed Pump, making it quick and cost efficient to replace. You would need to move the pipes to have this pump installed.

?     Asked on 6/15/2016 by Allen

I can't find any flow ratings for this pump. How much flow does it produce?

A  Answered on 6/21/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Allen, We do not have a flow chart for this pump, if you can provide the "feet of head" of your pool we can provide you with an estimated flow rate base off of the Prime Pump Single Speed Flow Chart.


Est. Repair Time

More than 8 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Pliers, Adjustable Wrench, wire cutters, pipe saw, glue, tape ruler

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I had to replace a Northstar 2hp full rated pump that finally gave up the ghost!

Written on 10/23/2018 by Guest

After having the local pool guy come in and charge me $500 for a repair that didn't work, I decided to "upgrade" to a new VS pump. After doing a lot of research, I settled on the Pureline VS 2.7hp and started the work to replace the existing pump. Looking at the current plumbing and valve setup, I decided this was the opportunity to start "fresh."
1. shut off power at the breaker box, disconnected timer and old pump
2. removed pump, filter and existing valve setup
3. used two 3-way Pentair valves for inlet and return, pool and hot tub
4. set up all my 2-inch plumbing, waiting for the pump to arrive
5. installed the new Pureline, removed the control box and relocated it with
additional 18g, 4 strand
5a. wired in the pump (230), added a 2nd breaker
6. added my 3/4hp booster pump to the auxiliary option on my Pureline
7. finished plumbing in the hot tub air pump, filter, heater and in-line chlorinator
8. turned on the pump, went thru the settings, primed the pump, checked for leaks
9. everything looked good, got a cup of coffee
10. wondering how to turn off the booster pump when I switch over to the hot tub...
no manual shutoff, works off rpms on the main pump. Tried to chat, no response
from Inyo. Probably will figure it out myself, as usual!

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Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Pliers, Wrench Set

Changed to Variable speed pump

Written on 4/13/2018 by Guest

Easy to change pump and the quality of the pump is excellent. Dont overpay !

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Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Saw

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My other motor fixing to go out !

Written on 8/27/2017 by Guest

I had fitting leftover from when I put my heater in , I had some give on my pvc pipe because the fittings are different so l had to cut and glue the new fitting together and to wire the new one in was simple you have two hots and a ground so you have a black and a white and the green is always ground and don't forget to ground your motor ! The program the timer and run time was a breeze but it guess it depends on your skill ! 🤔

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