New to the forum but have found it very helpful thus far. I just opened up the pool and replaced the liner, it has been closed for about 8 years. Initially everything had been running fine, I acid washed the filter and ensured the pump was in good working order. Ran the system for about 60 hours after the fill to normalize the pool with chemicals. I then shut the pump off for a few hours. When I went to turn it back on, there was a humming and no start. I detached the wet end from the housing to find a ton of D.E. stuck in the Impeller. I cleaned it out with a house and the pump ran fine, that was yesterday. My guess is this is feeding into the pump from the filter. Has anyone else seen this?
Today the pump had been running about 10 hours. I turn it off to regenerate the filter after vacuuming. Go to turn the pump on - about 1.5 mins later - and get the humming again. I opened it up so a minor amount of D.E. even though I could spin the Impeller with my finger. Reconnected the housing but no luck like yesterday So that's the story any responses are greatly appreciated
I did some research and am thinking that this can be the capacitor and plan on opening to test the part out tomorrow prior to taking it to a local pool shop to take a look at repairing / damage.
Thanks in advance!