I'm out of town and my neighbor is kindly taking care of my pool.
He said he noticed the pump wasn't on and went to investigate. He said the pump was not pumping, was hot and smokey. He turned the power off. Some days later he tried it but it wouldn't turn on...I think he said there was a brief little noise (maybe humming?) but that's all.
I had a pool guy go by and he tried turning it on and said I definitely needed a new motor. He said it would be roughly $400 to get a new one. Do most pool guys just recommend a new motor rather than trying to fix it? I assume so.
I'm just wondering, when a pump overheats badly and won't turn on, could it be something else like a capacitor (cheap)? I just had this motor replaced 3 years ago and I recently had to replace my booster pump motor--I'm tired of buying motors
I bought my booster pump online and installed it myself and saved a lot of money. Only trouble is, if I wait 2 weeks to investigate myself (and possibly have to buy a new motor anyway), my pool will be swamp when I return (I'm in Texas). Might spend that much in chemicals and electricity to get it back in shape.
What would y'all do?