When a motor-driven centrifugal pump was started, the motor ammeter reading immediately increased to, and stabilized at, many times the normal operating value.
Which one of the following describes a possible cause for the ammeter response?
A. The pump was started with a fully closed discharge valve.
B. The pump was started with a fully open discharge valve.
C. The pump shaft seized upon start and did not rotate.
D. The pump shaft separated from the motor shaft upon start.
Share your understanding of this question with the correct explanation.