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Ballast troubleshooting


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I have an '07 Wakesetter 23 LSV. After four months of no use, my forward ballast pump does not drain and aft port-side pump(s) do not fill or drain. I'm headed to the lake of Friday to repair, but would like some help before going. I have heard accessing the forward drain pump is difficult when the isle forward step is fiberglass (not carpet). Meaning I will have to access the pump by removing the kick wall in front of the driver seat. Does anyone have knowledge of this? I will buy two pumps incase I can't get the impeller to work. Can I replace the impeller only to avoid removing the pump. Lastly, are there any out of the ordinary tools I should bring as the boat is in the lift and forgetting something will require another day.

Marc

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I have an '07 Wakesetter 23 LSV. After four months of no use, my forward ballast pump does not drain and aft port-side pump(s) do not fill or drain. I'm headed to the lake of Friday to repair, but would like some help before going. I have heard accessing the forward drain pump is difficult when the isle forward step is fiberglass (not carpet). Meaning I will have to access the pump by removing the kick wall in front of the driver seat. Does anyone have knowledge of this? I will buy two pumps incase I can't get the impeller to work. Can I replace the impeller only to avoid removing the pump. Lastly, are there any out of the ordinary tools I should bring as the boat is in the lift and forgetting something will require another day.

Marc

Marc, Just did this the other day, All you need to do is pull all the hoses off the front tank and pull it up and out of the front of the boat, replace the pump, then put it back in. Worked pretty easy for me. No special tools

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Hey Marc; Hopefully you can remove the hose from the front of the tank and lift it up. However, if your 2007 is the same as my 2006, the installers at the factory didn't leave any extra length in the hoses. Meaning I couldn't lift out the tank. I had to remove the kick panel, actually cut the tight hose in half, pull out the tank, replace the pump, drop the tank back in and repair the hose. Hopefully you have some slack. If not, you have a little bit of work ahead of you. Good Luck

Rob

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