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I have a Rigid 1/6 HP submersible pump that stopped working

I left it running and water ran out. Does this have a fused? I can't seem to open it. It has a alan nut on the top that I removed as wel as all other screws.


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  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

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    Loringh May 11, 2010

    Hi cowbugs:

    A lot of these submersible pumps will fail if they are in a situation where there is not water. Most are not built to be taken apart.I have one that cycles a fountain in a small garden pond. The little pond ran dry and the pump would never run again. When I installed a new one it stated on the box, "Do not run pump without a water source"

    can I ask what you are using the pump for?




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