this morning i went outside and i could hear our pump running loudly but there was no flow. we had heavy rain last night and there was a lot of junk in the strainer and skimmer baskets unfortunately. i got everything cleaned out, but i can't get the pump to move water again. i also found a lot of small black pieces that look like plastic in the pump strainer as well as the skimmer baskets....not sure if it was runoff from something or the pump internals have disintegrated.... but anyhow. unfortunately this clogging has happened to me a couple of times over the time we've been in the house, which i know is bad for the pump but i can't do anything about that now.
my other problem is i can't quite figure out what i have, but it seems to be old (this owner's manual was from the 80s). we only moved into the house a year ago, but the previous owner left me this owners manual:
this is the label off the motor, so i know i've got one of the four 1.5HP models but unfortunately the pump label is missing.
any ideas or tips to figure out if my pump is toast? is it worth trying to rebuild? typically it primes up on its own no problem after a few seconds, but this time it isn't doing that anymore. when i switch the pump back off it is making a different whirring sound than it usually does so something does sound amiss.
thanks in advance.