This morning I discovered my 1 hp single speed pump is not turning on, it was working yesterday so the pool is not green yet. I have a Intermatic timer and if I try to manually turn on the pump by flipping the timer to "on" the timer will humm and then pop the breaker. The house breaker box is on the other side of the wall in the garage, basically right across from the timer so i can't tell if the it's the breaker humming or the timer. The timer motor is only one year old and is working (i can see the gears moving). I can also move the pump impeller with my hand so the motor is not locked up. But, it does get warm when the timer/breaker is "on" and humming. So is it safe to assume the motor has a problem and not the timer or breaker?
I actually have a new 2 speed motor on it's way and it should be here by Friday, so I was planning on replacing the motor anyway. But I'm worried I'll end up with a green pool before the motor arrives. Any suggestions to get this motor back running would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,