Hi! I have a Pentair 340038 Stainless Steel SuperFlo Single-Speed Almod Pool Pump, 1-Horsepower 115/230-Volt Single-Phase that I just bought and installed in June. It was nice and quiet at first but over the past couple of weeks has gotten louder. I have a DE filter, which I completely cleaned a few days ago. The day after I cleaned the filter, the pump stopped functioning.
I have some videos so you can hear/see what it's doing:
It makes noise and sucks in a little bit of water then cuts out after a couple of seconds.
I've tried cleaning the filter again. I flushed the pipes with a lot of water because I thought with the de in the basket, maybe it was clogged? That didn't do anything, though I did get the water running clear for at least five minutes while flushing the pipes between the pump and the filter. I can stick my finger in there and get the impeller to spin easily, so I don't think anything is stuck in there. I certainly couldn't feel anything when I did that.
What else can I do? My son's birthday party is Saturday so this is the worst possible timing for it to be crapping out on me. :-/ Especially for only being a couple of months old.
We have an inground pool that is 16'x36' with two shallow ends (~3.5-4 ft) and a deep middle (~6 feet).