I have a 3 yo hayward heat pump model HP21002. It has been flawless and well built. In fact, it is our second one of this type, as we had a pool at our old house that used this heater when it was built by EUS.
It seems the fan motor is going bad. the fan is dragging on start up or not spinning at all. if you give it a push with a long screwdriver, it will spin on up and run fine. I found all this after a "LP" fault code.
Any chance easy fix without replacing motor?
Is this part user changeable? Do i need a Hayward motor? (part # hpx11023564) or could i go to local electric motor company and use different (less expensive) motor?
average price for Hayward is $150 new.