As the title says. happened on Saturday, Pump tries to start, then dies. I thought maybe something got stuck on the impaler, so took the dry side off - nothing, but the impaler is difficult to turn and makes a screeching noise. My pool tech came up. looked at it. and confirmed what I've thought - bearing gone bad.
So we've called in Zodiac and they're sending the replacement, thank god its still under warranty.
This concerns me though, the pump is less then 1 year old (we only finished the pool at end of July, last year) and its already dead... maybe I just have a lemon (I hope), but i'm worried that something else may have contributed, but I can't think of what could it be, neither is my pool guy. The only thing that comes up to mind it that the pump does have some head as its sitting about 4 feeet higher then the pool, so naturatlly it would be working harder, but I just can't see that causing the bearing go bad that quickly.
Any thoughts or experiences with this?