Hayward 3/4 HP super pump. I took it apart today, no visible fault in wiring, the back end is clean and correct, but when I removed the pump I noticed a serious flaw in the housing about midway along where something (leaves, dirt, etc) had piled up, touching the bottom of the metal housing and badly corroded that area in the housing. is it possible this corrosion- which in a small part goes almost all the way through about half way along its length, could this be causing a short/fault ?
I know it could be the outlet, but code in Bronxville is difficult, so there are 3 GFI protected outlets IN LINE (redundant, I know, but they're all outside and that's what code requires...)
I respectfully ask everyone who's gonna tell me to hire an electrician to keep it to yourself, and here's why. I can replace the GFCI myself for $20 ea, the pump for $150. The electrician will charge me $200 to "inspect it" (this is NY) and tell me if its either the GFCI or the pump itself, in which case, I will still do the repair. so please "I think you should hire an electrician" is not helpful and will simply clutter up the thread, thank you. Paula