Did your motor just suddenly stop working? It could be just a simple blown capacitor.
Instead of testing the capacitors, many Orlando pool companies just tell their customers that the motor needs to be replaced. They just do not have the knowledge of testing for these electrical components. This is especially true for pool cleaning companies that do not have a license to repair equipment. In my opinion the state of Florida falls short on testing for motor repairing. In all my 17 years in the pool business I have yet to be asked a question on capacitors. Some of the wholesalers in Orlando don’t even stock capacitors which lead me to believe that other pool companies aren’t checking this essential motor component.
When calling, ask to have your motor fully tested with an electronic meter. When you are talking about a $40 capacitor vs. a $250 motor, that’s a pretty big deal.