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I';ve been out of town for a month. A week ago my daughter

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I';ve been out of town for a month. A week ago my daughter was over and noticed the pump buzzing and was hot, but not turning. The overheat reset must have been cycling. Where should I star4t looking for the pluggage in the pumping system?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: I replaced the electric motor a couple of years ago. I had an algae problem and backwashed then replaced the DI just before I left in late July.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I would like to if possible.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: earlier in the summer I shocked the pool to knock down the algae.
JA: Who manufactured the pool?
Customer: Local contactor. Hayward pump and DI filter. Polaris 360 cleaner
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  David Bowden replied 1 month ago.

I​ would look at the impeller to make sure it is not stuck from a small object tat the vacuum may have sucked up. Rock, screw, glass, stick, seed, etc can find there way inside and jam the impeller. Easiest way is to turn pump off, remove basket, and try to turn the impeller, if it won't turn, try turning it backwards and see if something is jamming it. It the impeller turns freely, pump may be internally frozen, bad bearings, worn shaft, etc. Most likely pump will require replacing.

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