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My Little Giant OPWG-71 after six months of trouble free use has stopped pumping my pond. It comes on, with no obstructions allows water to be pushed through it but won't pump. And yes even when

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Hi don-eyre300.
Double check your suction side of the pump for obstructions if not then it is time to replace your pump...sounds like the impeller and housing is worn beyond repair.

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I would take the intake hose off the pump and fill it with water and with the pump running I would hokk upthe intake hose.

I also would if possible have the pump lower than the pond.

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I found that little giant pump are oiled filled and if it gets hot it frys itself... As for submersible pumps Magnetic drive Beckett Pumps are nice. My Beckett pump has been going for 4 years now it pumps 4800ghp. the cost $269 last I looked.

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