I noticed my breaker had tripped so I reset it, and within a few seconds it tripped again. When I opened up the wiring compartment on the pump, it was charred and you could smell the burn. Noticed that when the pump was installed, they didn't seal one of the openings into the compartment, so guessing that either water or a critter got in there to cause the damage.
I had hoped I could simply cut off the bad part of the wire (or run new if not enough length) and reattach the wires and be back up and running, but it's not going to be so easy. 2 of the three terminals are fine, but the third one was so brittle when iI touched it with a screwdriver to loosen, it just fell off. There's nothing left of that terminal connection point. It looks like those terminals are on a circuit board, and before I go any further, wondering if I might be able to open the pump up and just replace that circuit board??
The pump is a Jandy VSPLUSHP model number VSPH270AUT
Here's a picture of the scorched terminal block: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6QoGgQ2YZ1qrSjsD7