Automatic Bilge Trouble
Hello everyone hopefully this is a simple question.
I recieved a call the other day from my yatch broker who said that when he went to show my boat there was about 1" of water on the cabin sole. He turned the bilge pump on manually and pumped it out and cleaned it up a bit.
So I go down there to check it out thinking the auto bilge's float was stuck or something. I dig around in the bilge and pull up the pump and there is some oil and stuff in the bilge but nothing bad. I take apart the pump where the float is there aren't any solid objects obstructing the float just some light gunk, so I clean it out and put it in the bilge and pump water over the pump and it still doesn't come on. I try this about 3 more times still without success.
I had an identical spare pump and I was going to install it but noticed that it was cracked someway, still in the package, and probably wasn't usable. So I decide to take it apart and examine it to try to find the difference in the two.
Well for this particular model, there is no lever or button or what-have-you that the float engages to turn on the pump. But there is something inside the float that I assume turns the pump on. Can anyone confirm that some pumps are this way?
Is there anything else that could be my problem before I go and buy a new pump? Also, if I do buy a new pump is there any special way to seal these wires? I was thinking some liquid electrical tape?
Thanks alot guys!
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