It's always something. Added the Liquidator this spring after switching to BBB method last year and my pool has never looked so good. We're in the middle of a heater install (heater is installed and plumbed, just waiting for the gas company to run the gas line for supply) and this afternoon walk out and hear the motor whinning. I know this morning when I tested and checked the pressure it was running just fine.
I bought the pump exactly 6 years ago (Sept 2007). We generally have the pool open from mid-April till the last weekend of Sept (expect to extend to Oct now with the heater). I run the pump 24/7.
Video in order to hear the whinning.
Attached a few images of the pump labels if that helps.
My inclination based on searching and reading is bearing failure. I'd like to just replace the motor if I could. Not sure how long it would be to repair the motor, if I could let it limp along until I closed the pool then I'd have more down time. I've never not operated it 24/7 so would need to figure out the amount of time for proper chlorination and filtering. I suppose I could order a new one and get this one repaired as a backup. I guess even getting a new motor I'd likely not even get a chance to install it until the end of the season anyway.
The last Pentair I had went 10 years. A little disappointed to hear this at only 6 years.
Any expert feedback or advice?