So this past weekend I woke up to a pool pump running dry. This had happened over a week's time a few days here and there. On monday, I noticed it was making a weird crackling noise. I turned it off to empty the basket thinking something was stuck. Still the noise continued. Ater some research I have found that its possibly the bearings or/and the impeller. Then I remembered the knowledgable community here so I decided to seek help.
So today I removed the basket to check the hole going into the pump...I felt a loose large ring just freely moving in there. Then I felt a smaller propeller like shape. which turned freely and wasnt stuck. I think the loose ring is what is making the rattling noise...
Anyways, I need advice on how to tackle this...I prefer to fix this pump as it was working great up until recently. My pool guy said its easier to replace it with a newer pump at the price of 400-500 but I really dont have the money for that right now.
video coming shortly.