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replacing an bilge pump

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I recently replaced my manual bilge pump hose to get it working it had some holes. I also have anelectric one Rule 800 that is not working i am not enirely sure if is getting power and not workingnor whst switvhonmy pannel controls it. The way my luck is running nothing would suprise me would . My question how do icheck for poweer and how do i replace it if i have to mostly concerened about splicingthe wires

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Re: replacing an bilge pump

you get a small meter or just one of testers that has a 12v light in it. Turn on all your switches, activate your float switch and you will know if you have power. If you have power, simple enough to swap out a new pump.
No power, you have to track down the problem. Most likely at the switch but you could have a broken wire.
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Re: replacing an bilge pump

You need to test for power as mentioned above. I believe that pump has an internal float switch, which is often the culprit and not repairable. If you replace, I recommend a pump with a separate float switch. You will replace the switch before the pump, typically.

If you are unfamiliar with electrical work, keep in mind that it is the number one cause of boat fires. Number one.
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Re: replacing an bilge pump

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You need to test for power as mentioned above. I believe that pump has an internal float switch, which is often the culprit and not repairable. If you replace, I recommend a pump with a separate float switch. You will replace the switch before the pump, typically.

If you are unfamiliar with electrical work, keep in mind that it is the number one cause of boat fires. Number one.
Totally agree. Checking out whether or not you have power to the pump is not difficult, but if you don't know how to do it, then you don't know how to replace the pump. Not trying to give you a hard time on this, but get someone with some boating/electrical knowledge to do this for you.
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