I put the pump on a timer while I was away for 6 weeks. When I returned the pump was not working. The impeller was broken. I replaced the impeller. Prior to me leaving I replaced the shaft seal.
Trying to replace the impeller and shaft seal has led to one problem after another. Get one thing resolved and something else seems to go wrong.
My current problem now is, some how I broke the red connect wire that connects to the stationary switch. I got from Home Depot a different type of terminal and put it on, and it seems to fit nicely on the post of the stationary switch.
Put everything back together, and now the motor hums. You can spin the shaft, and the motor tries to start but don't. In a very short time the motor gets hot, and turns off.
Could this be caused by the red wire/terminal, the stationary switch, faulty installation of the impeller or the shaft seal?
Any help would be appreciated. I also have had a computer crash and am typing this from my phone so please forgive any typing errors I may have.