I have a 2hp Centurion pump on approx 30,000 gallon in ground pool.
Over the weekend some toys got in to the skimmer inlet and dislodged the basket, and I am assuming the leaves and other debris has caused a lack of water to the pump while it was running.
So now the pump humms and resets when I turn it on.
I can "jump start" it manually by spinning the impeller as it tries to kick on, and then it runs for several hours until I turn it off. (I found the impeller gets very, very hot during this cycle!!!!)
However when the next cycle is due, the pump will not start again. It tries, stops, and eventually overheats.
Is this likely to be a capacitor or motor issue, or is the whole pump done? It's only about 18 months old and when it does run it's still nice and quiet.
Thanks a lot!