Hi, nice to see there is a forum out there to help noobs like me. Basically my problem is that when I turn my pump on the water in the pump (where the little white basket resides) goes away and the level goes all the way down. Before this started happening the water in the pump always seemed to rise when I turned the system on. Now the water level lowers almost to the bottom as soon as I turn the pump on as if water is being sucked out to the pool but no water is coming in to replace it. The creepy crawley in the pool doesn't move anymore. I think is bad because if water isn't flowing I imagine my motor will burn out. I tried filling the pump up with water before turning it on (although I've never had to do that before) with no luck. I've tried using the air release valve on the filter as well. It used to let air out of the filter for a few seconds before water started spraying out but now that doesn't happen. The basket is pretty clean as well.
As far as I can tell nothing else is wrong. I cleaned out my filter recently, sealed it back up and ran the pump for about a week with no problem. Now it seems to be broken. Any ideas?
I have a Sta-Rite SuperMax .75 HP 115/230v pump