So my pump motor is going out, my pump is a 2HP Pentair Challenger. The motor is starting to not work well. What I mean by that is that the motor upon start will make a loud whining noise and sometimes simply shut off since I guess it is not turning the impeller. I popped the cap off at the back of the motor to see what happens.
When I turn it on, sometimes the back part turns and thats when the motor begins to pump. other times it just makes a really high pitch whine and shuts off. If I try to turn it on again it won't even try. So I wait and noticed I hear a click near the motor, which then I am able to try again.
I don't know if the motor can be fixed, so I was looking at replacing it. then I thought, maybe I should just get a new pump altogether if I am going to spend a couple of hundred dollars anyway.
I need advise as to wether the motor symptoms are something that can be fixed or if I should replace the motor and how to pick a new motor.
I took a pic of the tag on the motor for reference.