Recently, I sprung a leak and the pool got down below the skimmer level and ran dry for a while, maybe a whole day, or part, not sure.
I figured I was in big trouble, but I pushed the button and it started up and pumped away. Whew I thought...
However, now it is tripping the breaker when it starts up. It makes a loud humming, like it is stuck, then it either trips or takes off and runs, no loud noises or anything after it gets going.
Am I looking at a motor problem, or the innards of the pump problem?
I redid the seal about 6 months ago, so I know how to take it apart and look at things if needed.
It's a Hayward pump
Thanks (yet again) tfp!