Just found this forum and I wish I would have found it sooner as I am a newer pool owner. My motor that drives my skimmer is giving me issues.
Problem: Motor will start when indicated by the timer, run for 10-20 seconds, pump water through the filter and into the pool, and then kills. I am not able to start the pump right away by toggling the on/off switch or cylcling my timer dial. I recently had an issue with this motor where the start capacor was bad so I replaced it about a month ago. motor feels hot but it's also in the sun currently.
I don't know exactly how old the pump is but I would guess it was from 96 which is when my house was built.
The Pump/Motor assemly isn't makeing any more noise than usual. I've always thought it was loud but also knew it was an older pump.
Motor is a Centurion 1HP (Part Number O-17721504)
Pump is a Whisperflow. I think the part number is WF-24