We installed this Idromat water pump just over two years ago and now, it had broken down. To be exact, the motor had jammed! After a year of usage, the capacitor blew. Now the motor jammed.The other main issue with this water pump is that it is a continuous running pump and therefore very unkind with electricity. In another word, expensive to operate.
Looks like we need to go back to the convention household pump made by Hitachi or National.
Updates: See my newer post. This pump is not as useless as I first thought!