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Breaker trip on one ballast


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2008 vride. Great boat. Rarely use the ballast. Filled all 3 tanks this weekend. Could not empty one tank. Noticed the switch was dark on both "fill" and "empty.". Sure enough the breaker was tripped. When breaker pushed in the switch lit but then tripped shortly thereafter. Ideas? Is replacing that pump a do it yourself job? Thanks

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Probably a sticking or bad pump. Yes replacing a pump cartridge is a DIY job. One way to check is to have someone else in the boat turn the pump on while you have your hand on it, or better yet take the motor cartridge out of the pump while it's in your hand and have them turn it on. If it doesn't get power it's a bad pump. Try to turn the impeller by hand before you try to power it up, sometimes they get stuck. Also check to make sure there isn't somthing lodged in the valve preventing the impeller from rotating.

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Probably a sticking or bad pump. Yes replacing a pump cartridge is a DIY job. One way to check is to have someone else in the boat turn the pump on while you have your hand on it, or better yet take the motor cartridge out of the pump while it's in your hand and have them turn it on. If it doesn't get power it's a bad pump. Try to turn the impeller by hand before you try to power it up, sometimes they get stuck. Also check to make sure there isn't somthing lodged in the valve preventing the impeller from rotating.

:plus1: Take the little screw and plastic peice out and pull the top part of the pump out and look for debris and make sure the impeller spins freely. It doesn't take much, I had a pine needle stop mine up and pop the fuse :crazy:

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Probably a sticking or bad pump. Yes replacing a pump cartridge is a DIY job. One way to check is to have someone else in the boat turn the pump on while you have your hand on it, or better yet take the motor cartridge out of the pump while it's in your hand and have them turn it on. If it doesn't get power it's a bad pump. Try to turn the impeller by hand before you try to power it up, sometimes they get stuck. Also check to make sure there isn't somthing lodged in the valve preventing the impeller from rotating.

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:plus1: Take the little screw and plastic peice out and pull the top part of the pump out and look for debris and make sure the impeller spins freely. It doesn't take much, I had a pine needle stop mine up and pop the fuse :crazy:

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