I just replaced the Motor on my Hayward 1 HP Super Pump almost exactly 2 years ago. It's been great. Nice and quiet. Yesterday I noticed some water leaking from the bottom of the pump though. Today there's a semi-loud whining noise coming from it, that from what I can tell sounds like the bearings are shot.
With it only being a 2 year old motor, I've gotta ask...why would the bearings be shot already? What would cause it? Doesn't seem to be a simple fix like a seal or gasket would be, so I'll probably end up buying a new motor (closest motor shop, which isn't very close, is almost as expensive as a new motor for repair). I want to avoid this happening in another 2 years though, so what could have caused it so I don't do it again?