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Diaphramg switch is oozing black liquid, is this a problem?

Does the oozing of black fluid from the plug in portion of the switch mean that the diaphramg switch needs to be replaced?

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  • Joel Wiedeman May 11, 2010

    Can you get the pump to run at all? Even just by pluging in the motor? If you can I would suggest replacing the switch. Not worth the risk...

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There should be no fluids comming out,, you may just want to change the pump,,

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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    gary miller Jun 30, 2009

    no you will need a new pump the casing is cracked and leaking the oil out of it,, it is supposed to be a sealed system, nothing should be comming out of it

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