Question about Intex 2000 GPH Salt Water Filtration Pump with Saltwater Chlorine Generator

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Pump/motor is making a loud straining noise for the past week-pump is about 14mths old it is working i.e filtering and chlorinating the pool when required-its just become twice as noisy other than when i got it first it had a soft hum while doing both .why has it become louder conatantly when turned on.?

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I suspect the pump is packing up. Worn shaft bearings and bearing housing will become noisy and get worse over time. Contact Intex, 1-800-234-6839. If the unit is still under warrenty they will replace it for you.

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