A couple of days ago, I noticed that my pump had not come on. I went to the timer to see if it was indeed time to be on and it was. There was no nothing coming out of the pump, quiet.
I asked hubby to reset the breaker, thinking that was the issue. In this case, the breaker was tripped. When I turned on the pump, I got a high pitched hum for about 10 seconds, then it went off.
The pump did not come on. Hubby reset the breaker and we checked another switch that makes our pool light go on/off. It's usually in the off position, it was on so we turned it off. I tried again
with the pump. This time the hum happened for about 5 seconds and success, pump came on.
I've been gone for 2 days, don't know if the pump has run because it's not "hubby's job" to check it so he doesn't. But today, its the same thing. Only this time, after resetting the breaker and checking
the light switch, I got the hum for 10 seconds but no activity from the pump. Hubby went back but breaker was not tripped but he reset it anyway. Again the hum, again no activity from the pump.
I don't want to believe the pump has died. I'm not sure how long the pump has been installed - it came with the house when we bought in 2010. How long should these pumps last
I have a Purex Triton Whisperflo pump, 1.5 horsepower. model wfe-6 if that helps at all.
Thanks in advance for any ideas...