I read the related posts but I cant pinpoint it to my problem.
I Had the pool closed last September after a trouble free season. I opened my pool for summer today, and discovered that the pump just hums loudly, I cannot seem to turn the impeller by hand, at least I think its the impeller Im reaching, only thing I can reach inside with my fingers once I remove the basket. While motor is humming I strongly wrapped side of pump with metal wrench, no change, but when I wrapped the back of pump, it stopped humming and tripped the circuit breaker. I reset breaker, turned on pump and still humming loudly.
Is it time for a new pump after only 5 yrs??? Geez I hope not, Or could it be a capacitor or centrifugal switch internally????
Thanks again for any guidance folks! Much appreciated!