My pool/pump is 5 1/2 years old. It has been louder than usual for the past few months and when I started it manually this morning it just sat there whining for about 30-45 seconds before it began pumping. I felt the motor housing an hour later and it was extremely hot at the end. I have attached a few pictures of the pump and pad and need some professional assistance.
I tried to search on Whisperflow and found a few thrreads to read but didn't really understand what my options are.
I have some mechanical aptitude - could I repair it myself or would I be better off just buying a new pump?
Should I buy the exact replacement and where are the best sources to buy it? I assume I should be able to install it myself?
Finally, should I consider buying an improved make/model to save on my electric bill? Would that be a DIY install and set-up or should I seek professional help?
Thanks in advance, Lee[attachment=2:3bgau31q]WF-28 side.JPG[/attachment:3bgau31q][attachment=1:3bgau31q]WF-28 left side.JPG[/attachment:3bgau31q][attachment=0:3bgau31q]WF-28 top.JPG[/attachment:3bgau31q]