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KTC

My daughter was using the shower on Friday and the circuit breaker popped after about a minute of use. Anyone else have this issue or have an idea why it would overamp? KC

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SacRiverRat
My daughter was using the shower on Friday and the circuit breaker popped after about a minute of use. Anyone else have this issue or have an idea why it would overamp? KC

short circut?

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LS-One

my guess would be the little pump has bad bearings they are porbably locking up causing the pump to draw more current trying to spin it, I have a fat sack pump that does the same thing, every once in a while I have take it apart and lube the little bearings. I should probably throw it overboard and buy a new one. :lol:

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D-GOOSE
My daughter was using the shower on Friday and the circuit breaker popped after about a minute of use. Anyone else have this issue or have an idea why it would overamp? KC

short circut?

Yuh!!! think Tongue.gifTease2.gif

I would go with the bearing or the impeller is bad and sticking just like the bearing would do.

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sjcoffey

I had a similar problem, check and make sure the pump is wired to the correct circuit breaker. My blower fan was wired incorrectly and the breaker did not provide the proper current.

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LouDoc

I had a similar problem on my previous boat. The pump was the problem - in my case the breaker was acting just as it should. Mine was a warranty item but should be a cheap fix in any case.

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JeffK

Also, make sure the valves are not closed on the temp adjustments. If they are closed, the pump will have too much of a load and trip the circuit.

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Green_Giant

Old topic but I have the same issue, started late last year and continued last weekend.

Shower runs for a while and then pops the breaker. I've cleaned the screens & head and it works fine when it has juice.

Anyone know:

1.) How to tell if it's hooked to the right breaker? (how many amps?)

2.) Any way to use a multimeter to check how many amps the pump is drawing versus what it should while under operation?

3.) Are these pumps serviceable?

4.) Any other thoughts, this is getting annoying.

Thanks!

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Malibuzer

The pump should have an amp rating on it somewhere. If you use a multimeter you need to be careful. Most multimeters are not good for very high amps. I can't see it drawing much though.

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