I have a 5 year old 1HP Hayward Super-pump which started whining when I put it back on and started it up this season (it's used for a waterfall not filtering the main pool).
I removed the impeller and changed the seal, but no change in the noise. I'm guessing the bearings are shot. Is it worth getting the bearings replaced or should I buy a new one? Apart from the whine, the motor appears in pretty good shape.
Can the motor be repaired locally or does it get returned to Hayward? Any idea how much it might cost?