Pumps my weak link..need advice

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

  1. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
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    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
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    New manager used the wrong blinker fluid?
     
  3. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    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. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I hate to say this, but is the pump on a gfi circuit?
     
  6. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    No..............dedicated breaker in the breaker box and a lever on/off box.
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  7. Inspired

    Inspired LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm just sitting here visualizing Pete working away in his skunk skin hat....
     
  8. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    If only those darn magpies hadn't gotten to him first.
     
  9. irritation

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

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

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