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I'm trying to start pump at beginning of a new pool season - pump is buzzing but now working. Anything I can try?

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Didnt specify make model size or anything about the pump-generic answer--im assuming now means not working --most pumps buzzing or humming would mean jammed -bearing locked -or seized--you will need to disconnect power and gain access to the pump when you do try to turn impeller if frozen will need to examine if pump or motor is stuck try lubing all bearings and try moving unit back or forth to free unit --

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