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Little Giant pump model 977459 (581507) sounds like the motor is frozen, you can hear the motor trying, but no blades spinning.

Little Giant pump model 977459 (581507). Can it be fixed/rebuilt? How do you oil the pump (as it suggests, the pump and tank were given to me me so did not know about the oiling)

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8 yrs old....The LATs were the best models for Maytag...Maybe it's time to replace the belt..Slipping belts smell bad.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Blade not turning

I am looking at the same problem, the aluminum bottom part (on blade assembly) that contacts the black rubber on the motor part is no longer "attached" to shaft that drives the blade on top side. So like said the top and bottom "turn freely" but independent of each other.... not good, they should be one piece. Ebay does not have a replacement for this original part in my case and would have to buy a complete jar assembly. I will attempt to fix the original one by cutting a slot through aluminum and center shaft and dropping in a pin to make them turn together, with a spot of weld to hold pin to shaft... not sure how long this will last.... unless somene has a better idea to fix it?

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it's expensive but not as expensive as replacing the engine... was the oil pressure checked ?


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SOURCE: Low oil pressure light comes on and goes off

the noise is the chain tensioner in the cylinder head between the two camshafts. it is a job for a proffesional shop. the 1.8t passats had an oiling problem and were fixed with a larger oil filter. some times you have to remove the oilpan and replace the oil pickup tube.

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try using thinner oil

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