I have a new pool installed about a month and a half ago. The pool came with a Waterways 2 HP 2 Speed pump and Cartridge filter.
On Wednesday day evening (3 nights ago) I turned off the pump and filter at approx midnight. The following day on Thurs around 1PM I went to turn the unit back on and when i did only got a quiet hum. after about 5 seconds it stopped and I had to reset the breaker to have power.
After calling the installer I checked the hoses, basket on the filter, filter cartridge, and immediate connections for blockage and there was none. I also could sneak my finger in and turn the impellar. It did not appear to be stuck. I tired lightly tapping the outside of motor with a hammer but had no luck.
I called Namco where I purchased to pool and they are going to try and send someone out tomorrow to diagnose/fix. From what I'm reading it could be the starting capacitor, but I am a newbie to pools and am not familiar with where this is and how to fix it. Def not an electrician Tips/ Suggestions Please!!
It is under warranty (they say and I hope) since I only purchased it in late May. Any ideas on why this happened when the unit only 6 weeks old? Any better way to prevent it from happening again?