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Spins but won't drain

Removed pump. no clogs in pump or lines. pump seems to turn. can it still be bad

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  • crm1822 Nov 19, 2008

    lines are not clogged....Thanks for advice on pump...it spins, but seems loose...will replace.

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Yes, the pump can still be faulty, even if it runs, the impellor could be loose. or it could be stallinbg under load. suggest you fit new pump.
Do make sure the water is actually entering the pump.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

  • Barry Coates
    Barry Coates Nov 19, 2008

    If your pump is getting power, but still not emptying, then I would definately replace.

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