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ScottG

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Posted: 01/30/18 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GordonThree wrote:

What does revving up and down mean? I've never heard my pump revving like a muscle car motor or something. It turns on and makes noise and then it turns off and makes no noise.


Makes me wonder if it's one of the old variable speed "Shurflow Smart Sensor" series that were so prone to failure.

Or, is the converter dying?

* This post was edited 01/30/18 09:54am by ScottG *


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Does a weak battery cause this issue? The revving up and down is very much like a weak battery that is giving power to the pump, ramping up and down maybe better term. I did charge the battery up and thought it was good. Maybe my battery has no more cranking amps in it. I need to put a load test on it. If in fact Battery can cause this issue.
If I'm plugged into 110 Volt doesn't that bypass the battery?
I took out the shurflow and put in a flowjet I had in RV. Does the same sound, ramping up and down.


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Posted: 01/31/18 10:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thinking back, I have heard a pump revving when I kept tropical fish.

A filter pump with an air leak on the intake would rev ... The motor rpms would be low and steady for a while until it sucked in a lot of air. Then the rpm would rev way up since the impeller was no longer in water. Eventually it would break the air lock, refill with water and rev down again.

Maybe there's something wrong with the intake for your pump.


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I agree that is sound like the pump might be starved for water and sucking air. Inlet pipe or inlet filter maybe.

Can you run the water straight out of the pump outlet to see if it ramps up?

I bought a pump fitting and a clear 1/2" plastic hose at Tractor Supply and can the pump water into a tub straight from the pump outlet.


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I'll disconnect outlet side of the pump and run it into a bucket to see if it does the same thing over the weekend.
Any answers regarding weak 12 volt battery? And or does being plugged in cancel out the battery when using the H20 pump?


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Depends on what's wrong with the battery. Troubleshoot that first, or just replace it. Without good 12v you'll have more problems than just the water pump.

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Yaaa, I finally got around to fixing the issue. Yup, a little white plastic piece stuck way inside. i thought it was part of the facet. I took air hose and blew from both sides of the facet and that son of a gun went flying out along with something else (don't know, maybe h2o deposit). I also disconnected the pump out and put hose on end to check the pressure (very strong). Put all back together except for the plastic piece and great water pressure. Thanks all! Happy camper!

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