You didn't say how big the motor is or what the make is. I have a
Hayward filter, pump and motor. I had similar problems with mine and
the starting capacitor fixed it. But, more and more stuff happened, and
I think an additional cause of my issues was wearing bearings. I
replaced the motor (can't remember the price but way less than $600) and
I found the newer technology resulted in a much quieter motor and pump
assembly which appears to be much more efficient as well. This is a 3/4
HP motor on a 220v line.
> And I cannot work on the Triumph until the wife and kid can swim again...
> For the past few weeks the main pool pump has hummed a little bit when I
>turned it on, before it actually began pumping water. So, I'd flip the switch,
>it'd go, "mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm" for three or four seconds, and then the actual
>impeller would start turning, water flows, etc. I assume it was the electric
>motor humming. No, it was definitely the motor humming.
> Last night it hummed for three or four seconds, then stopped. Now it does
> The breaker is not flipped. That exhausts my troubleshooting ability for this
> However, I have tools enough to wire an addition to a house and tear down and
>rebuild automotive engines. Can any of the EEs here perhaps start me on the
>way to diagnosing this before I either:
> 1) buy a new pump for $600, or,
> 2) backfill the huge p.i.t.a. the pool has become and send the wife and kids
>to the municipal pool.
> I'd imagine I should start soon, before the lack of water being pumped
>through the filter turns the pool green again. Any help appreciated.
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