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hedgehopper

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Posted: 07/05/20 07:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After hooking up the electrical circuitry of our new pump, we tested it by turning on the switch for a few seconds. The pump ran for maybe a fraction of a second and died.

Thinking we had a poor connection somewhere, we tested all the circuitry. Still dead. Finally we tested the fuse. It was bad.

Then we noticed the “Impeller Release Feature” on the instruction sheet: “After long periods of non-use, a stuck impeller can be easily broken loose with a screwdriver inserted in the motor-shaft slot.”

After we inserted a new fuse and turned the shaft with a screwdriver, the pump came to life.

The lesson: Before trying to run the pump, turn the shaft with a screwdriver.

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Good to know.


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WE just replaced our water pump with a Flojet works great so far. It is much quieter and does not pulsate. However I think the old, other brand pump, has been slowly failing and I did not realize it.
i just had the Flojet on hand with the idea that I'd use it to pump water into the tanks when boondocking.


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After use, i run oil through it to lubricate the impeller for storage


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Posted: 07/06/20 07:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

eHoefler wrote:

After use, i run oil through it to lubricate the impeller for storage


Never mind.


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Posted: 07/06/20 08:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I never had my Flojet jam after storage, but it doesn't like to be run dry - it'll slow down and blow the fuse.


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Make sure you have the switch OFF when you use the Screwdriver. That sudden torque when it releases can hurt your wrist or fingers. A Stuck impellor means something not approved for a macerator tried to go thru the Impellor. Doug

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hedgehopper wrote:


The lesson: Before trying to run the pump, turn the shaft with a screwdriver.


Never did find that in ye olde manual,. figured it out but it took a few fuses.


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wa8yxm wrote:

hedgehopper wrote:


The lesson: Before trying to run the pump, turn the shaft with a screwdriver.


Never did find that in ye olde manual,. figured it out but it took a few fuses.


PAGE 2 bottom right. Jeeeez

http://www.depcopump.com/datasheets/flojet/18555-000_IOM_Manual.PDF

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I have the portable Flojet, but have never used it. I have it just in case, but it has never been out of the case in 10 years.


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