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Not pumping...not tripping breaker...making an electrical noise like it is trying to start.. a buzzing noise for a few seconds and then stops without tripping breaker...turned off breaker...

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Remove pump and check for something stuck in the impellor assuming that it has one. You didn't say what you are working with. So, sounds like something clogged or stuck in what ever it is that you are pumping. If that is not the case then you have a bad pump motor.

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