EITHER or BOTH the "wetend" or "motor" can fail. The
typical failure of the wetend is leaking but
internal components can break. Most but not all
wetends can be taken apart and failed components
replaced. The problem occurs when the manufacturer
has discontinued that particular model wetend. Also
to consider is often one component damages another.
Replacing one and short time later you have failure
again. When cost is your main consideration you can
try replacing the wetend. We repair and
dependabliltiy is most important you should replace
the complete wetend.
The motor can fail at any time. You can get a few
years out of a small motor or many years out of a
larger one. There is nothing to service on these
motors. To correctly test a pump motor
is with a voltmeter. Depending on whether you have a
115v or 230v motor you set your voltmeter to VOLTS.
When the pump SHOULD be on you check voltage to the
motor. If the correct voltage is present you know
the motor has failed. If no voltage is present you
first check the motor's fuse if present. If the fuse
is blown you can try replacing the fuse and see if
that resolves the problem. FYI typically if the
motor blows the fuse the motor has failed. Replacing
the fuse only will lead to a blown fuse quickly.
If the fuse is fine and no voltage is present the
issue points to being the control system.