SEASONAL - Whenever the motor must be shut down for extended periods, be sure all surfaces, vents and interiors are dry to prevent rust. If the motor is kept outdoors, cover it to prevent debris such as blowing leaves, dirt and snow from clogging the inlets. DO NOT SEAL THE MOTOR IN PLASTIC OR OTHER AIRTIGHT WRAPPINGS because condensation may form on the inside damaging bearings and insulation.
When restarting the pump and motor after an extended down time, make sure the suction is flooded so the pump seal is wet. Starting the motor with a dry pump seal can damage the seal.