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Pond pump not working

I recently moved to a house with a small pond with fish (I know nothing about either). The pump was working fine, but now doesn't seem to be, though it is trying to work - the motor (?) sounds OK it's just not getting any water through. I'm worried that without the pump getting oxygen in to the water the fish will die. What could be wrong with the pump? (Oh - it's a submerged pump). Not only do I not know anything about pumps but I have no idea how its been installed so therefore, no idea what to look for or where to look. Any / all help most appreciated. Many thanks, Liz.

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  • lewsnut Mar 21, 2009

    My pump was working fine then it stopped pumping water more than about 6" high. The motor seemed to be running fine so I took apart the pumping aparatus to see if anything was clogged and it wasn't. I am wondering if some part is worn out. The impellar looked good to me however. I'd rather fix it than buy a new one. I have been well pleased with it's performance.

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Well first thing is to locate pump and then check to see if the screen is plugged. turn power off and check inlet tub of pump for sticks, rocks,or leaves in it that can plug the suction on it

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