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I have a power-flo matrix pump from hayward. The Impeller will rotate manually, but the motor just hums and heats up . Is the motor burnt up and needs to be rewired? Can that be done?

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Thank you for posting your question here on Fixya.com.

It is likely the motor is failing. It may be a small part such as the capacitor or the starting switch, but could also be more severe such as the winding itself. You will also want to examine the shaft where it passes thru the pump and motor and look for signs of rust from a pump seal leak.

If you are not familiar with testing these parts your best bet would be a local electric motor repair shop to see if the motor can be repaired or if it would need to be replaced. They should also be able to ensure there is no pump damage.

As a rule it is not worth 'rewiring' these motors as the cost to replace them is so low.

If this answer does not fix your problem, please comment with additional details prior to rating the answer. Positive feedback is appreciated once your problem is solved!

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