Hey everyone. I think I got myself into a bind tonight. I'm currently going into night 2 of my SLAM. My pool is crystal clear (has small debris though) and CC is now at .5, but I'm still losing a little chlorine. Around 9:30 pm tonight, I heard my Hayward pump make loud noises (like it was spewing out water or something). I ran to check and saw my SWG (which is turned off) said "No Flow". My basket was full of worms so I cleared it out. However, I noticed my pump had a small leak on the underbelly. I turned it on and SWG said "No Flow" again. I turned it off and back on and no error messages from SWG, but the noise was still pretty loud. Now, at 10:45 pm, I go outside and do not hear the pump running. I run down to the pump and see that it's off and breaker tripped (breaker never trips). I flip breaker back on and turn pump on. It hums, SWG says "No Flow", and breaker trips within 20 seconds.
Edit: earlier today, I set the multiport to Waste and vacuumed the pool. This is the first time that I have ever vacuumed (I have a Dolphin that I typically use). Not sure if this has caused any issues, but I'm just disclosing info.
1. Did my pump go out and is there another issue? Pool and pump is about 4 years old, but previous owner of home was not very bright with his pool equipment.
Edit: Just read Pool School - Troubleshooting for Filters. The outside of the pump is extremely hot. This is the first time I've ever remembered touching it so I'm not sure how hot it typically is. It is making a high screeching sound. According to troubleshooting, I need to have the motor repaired or replaced. I'm assuming replaced since I also have some leaks? And my check valve on filter is broken, but not sure how much that matters?
2. I'm doing a SLAM and it says run pump 24/7. How will this affect my SLAM now?
Just when this pool novice thought he had this pool stuff under control! AH!