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TimboHicks

Ballast bags fuse trips when filling OR draining

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TimboHicks

I’m Looking for assistance with fuses/ballast bag pumps in my 2001 VLX. 

The starboard ballast fuse trips when I try to fill OR empty the ballast. I understand there is a fill and a drain pump so why would both be tripping the breaker?  

At first I thought this was a stuck/seized/clogged pump but my searching of forums had me thinking that only one (drain or fill) pump would be acting up. It also requires that I remove the floor to gain access to these so I have held off for now. 

Before the fuse trips I can hear the pump humming. Any ideas before i take it to a dealership?

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OLDGUY

Are you sure the breaker is tripping on both fill and emptying. I had the seal fail on one of my fill pumps. The pump would still run but would throw the breaker after a few seconds. 

I took the pump apart out of curiosity and there was water in the motor. 

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