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Pumps my weak link..need advice

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 1,835

    I would look for a thermal overload protection, though 30 seconds is pretty fast to trip one. Also, check for a pressure sensor that shuts the pump off to prevent deadheading. It could be defective.
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    New manager used the wrong blinker fluid?
  3. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,083

    Also check the breakers supplying the electrical power to the motor.
    I have had similar issues where a pump operates for a limited time then nothing.
    Ended up on three separate occasions breakers that were "loose" causing intermittent contact with the power panel.
    I surmise the homeowner was a bit heavy handed opening/closing the breaker and caused it loosen up.
    If this and/or the motor winding isn't it - fill up the blinker fluid then wire in a pigtail.
  4. It's Friday. Blinker fluid day is Tuesday.
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    I hate to say this, but is the pump on a gfi circuit?
  6. No..............dedicated breaker in the breaker box and a lever on/off box.
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  7. Inspired

    Inspired LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 544

    I'm just sitting here visualizing Pete working away in his skunk skin hat....
  8. If only those darn magpies hadn't gotten to him first.
  9. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,248

    It's called an impeller. Post it in the pond section.:hammerhead:
  10. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 791

    Maybe he is multi-tasking and working on a boats' PROPELLER on a different job.

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