My dilemma. Opened the pool early this year - I'm currently slamming it. 2.5 year old US Motors 1.0 HP pump working fine until a storm rolled in two days ago. Emptied the skimmer basket which was full of pollen and tree gunk - forgot to check the basket at the motor until the morning. Shut off the pump, emptied the basket that was almost clogged.. motor won't kick on. Clicks, with a humm and then shuts off. Removed it - shaft moves freely. Can't get it to turn up. Am I doomed to replacing with another motor? I called the store that installed it and they told me some motors only last 1.5 years. No way. Is it the capacitor, exactly what is a capacitor? Pix of the motor & shiny inside attached! Help??
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