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thats why i like the little giant pumps they are put together with phillips screws not glued like them other guys , i do suggest that if you dissasemble pump and water has gotten inside , replace it not just seal it up and go , wont last long as that means the pump shaft seal has leaked , ther e has been a few folks that add dietary mineral oil to the inside , for use in very deep ponds (over 3 feet) they believe that helps keep the water out
if this is the type with the open frame motor (meaning its got no round cover) then i suggest you soak the pump (not the motor ) in hot/warm water for a bit , sugar from drinks mix has dried up inside pump not alowing pump to turn , hot water will soften sugar and allow motor to turn
nothing to take apart on this one it's a mag drive pump , if somehow the housing requires cleaning , backflushing down the outlet pipe is about the only way to do it , unit is sealed otherwise
mag drive means that a magnet is used to couple pump to motor so a direct connection is not needed so no drive shaft seals to fail , mag drives should never never be run dry with low to no water in pond , they use the water for cooling and will fail beyond repair if allowed to melt
this sure sounds if the impeller is blocked and not being able to turn ,Dont let it run this way , can dammage motor of pump , remove intake cover (unplugged) and wash out with garden hose real well , see if impeller (black plastic blade) can turn with your finger (unplugged) , should move easy ! this might be an indacation of need for a filter on pump inlet !!!
yes it should go away, this is a magnetic drive pump so it needs water to lubricate the porcelain shaft, it's not good on it to run it dry for long period of time just a short time, these pump eventually wear and will need to be replaced. they seem to last 2-5 years .. and back pressure is not good, so if say running a fountain bleed off excess water do not use a valve to restrict flow.. this is how we get the 5 years instead of the 2 ! .. jay the pump guy longwood fl
Pump motor is overheating or drawing too much current and the safety is shutting the motor down. After a period, it automatically kicks back in (quite common). Replace motor (and safety which probably comes with, or is actually contained inside motor).
No there is not 2 speeds. That model is asychronous so power fluctuations can affect pumping. How clean is the plug end and how dry is the receptacle? Is there is chance a extension cord is used [code violation almost everywhere] in this hookup? Perhaps it's just debris circulation and restricting intake?
The curcuit should be simple. The pump is the heart or this system it draws water to the pump(if it can't then the hose is plugged, or damaged) or the pump is bad. If the pump is working then it should be pushing water to its destination. if the water comes out the pump but wont or cant push the water to its destination then the impeller is bad.