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Little Giant Pump - dialectic oil to use

I have a 1/6 hp oil sealed motor on my Little Giant utility pump. I need to add oil to it, but do not know what grade or where to purchase.

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Ck your local yellow pages for an electric motor repair shop they should be able to get silicone oil to add , but in a pinch ive used full synthhic auto transmission oil that works too

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SOURCE: need to add oil to a little giant pond pump

If you have to add oil it is time to replace pump.

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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