my very old century centurion 1hp pump and it started giving me some problems today.
basically, when I turn on the pump it stops a few seconds later (sometimes in 15 seconds). the pump simply turns off.
also, when it starts, it is making a noise that is louder than usual.
I am suspecting (without evidence) that either the shaft or the bearings are at fault here and the pump automatically shuts off itself to prevent overheating. however, during those few seconds, water is flowing through the pump and I can see the motor rod turning fine
One other key thing to note. once it turns off you can't turn it on again right away. after a little bit of time, you can hear a clicking noise, and then the pump can turn on again. Obviously a few seconds later, it shuts off again.
any ideas on what this might be or where to start? my pool is beautiful now and if I can't fix this soon, it will turn ugly soon