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12 volt pump is getting very hot but not pumping. water comes through when being primed but pump is not engaging.

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    chris wheeler Jan 03, 2011

    what is the make and model of the pump ?

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The pump may be turning in the wrong direction--the pump impeller blades must tun toward the outlet port. DC motors (12 volt) are sometime sensitive to which polarity the power is connected depending on their design. Try reversing the power connections to see if it works better. Make sure the impeller is being turned by the motor. Hope this helps!

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