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#10809013 - 04/30/15 10:44 AM Live-wells
DFWBass Offline
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Registered: 03/27/07
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Loc: North Fort Worth
Anyone know of anyone that works on live-wells in North Fort Worth? My starboard side is having issues. I hear the pump running but nothing happening. I don;t know if it's the switch, fuse or something else. It is a 2007 Triton 20-X2. Thanks for the help.

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#10809028 - 04/30/15 10:46 AM Re: Live-wells [Re: DFWBass]
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Loc: Plano,Texas
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#10809065 - 04/30/15 10:55 AM Re: Live-wells [Re: DFWBass]
squib Offline
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Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 1008
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Pretty simple system. If you hear an electrical hum (motor running), I doubt it is the switch. If you can't get to the individual aerator, run your garden hose into the output in your live well and flush it backwards. Then remove the screen near the boat drain plug and run the hose in there for a few minutes. Maybe it will wash out the clog. Otherwise make sure your hose fitting are good. Finally, get on your belly and pull the aerator if need be. Many are cartridge types and are super easy to work on. It is likely a 50 cent fix that a dealer will charge you $100 for and keep your boat for a week.


Edited by squib (04/30/15 10:55 AM)

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#10809091 - 04/30/15 11:01 AM Re: Live-wells [Re: DFWBass]
DFWBass Offline
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Registered: 03/27/07
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Loc: North Fort Worth
Thanks for the input Squib. I will give it a try.

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#10809162 - 04/30/15 11:22 AM Re: Live-wells [Re: DFWBass]
Razorback Offline
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Registered: 08/31/01
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Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
Lately the only way I have been able to get one of my wells to fill is to turn on the aerator, but my big motor in reverse, and force some water into it. After a couple of seconds the flow of water starts and it works the rest of the day. Ideas?

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#10809178 - 04/30/15 11:26 AM Re: Live-wells [Re: Razorback]
96speed Offline
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Loc: Houston, TX (Jersey Village)
Originally Posted By: Razorback
Lately the only way I have been able to get one of my wells to fill is to turn on the aerator, but my big motor in reverse, and force some water into it. After a couple of seconds the flow of water starts and it works the rest of the day. Ideas?


Sounds like the inlet is clogged OR isn't opening all the way.
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#10809226 - 04/30/15 11:44 AM Re: Live-wells [Re: DFWBass]
GoArmy Offline
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Loc: Dallas, TX.
If you hear it then the electrical is fine. Nothing coming out it's the pump. You have to remove the cartridge and see if anything is wrong with the impellar. Fill your live well with a hose see if the water drains like it's supposed to.
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#10809332 - 04/30/15 12:29 PM Re: Live-wells [Re: Razorback]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
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Loc: The Colony, TX
Originally Posted By: Razorback
Lately the only way I have been able to get one of my wells to fill is to turn on the aerator, but my big motor in reverse, and force some water into it. After a couple of seconds the flow of water starts and it works the rest of the day. Ideas?


Razorback, I had the same problem, it seems like an airlock. I changed my pump and it solved the problem.
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#10809337 - 04/30/15 12:32 PM Re: Live-wells [Re: DFWBass]
H2O.crank Offline
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Registered: 07/02/14
Posts: 42
Sounds like to me that impellar is loose from the motor. I have heard of some folks fixing it with super glue.

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#10809784 - 04/30/15 03:34 PM Re: Live-wells [Re: DFWBass]
Donald Harper Offline
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Loc: Justin, TX.
Some time they just loose the prime. Turn the pump on and back up the boat for several feet. I bet you it will start filling the livewell.
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#10809824 - 04/30/15 03:53 PM Re: Live-wells [Re: Donald Harper]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1680
Loc: Frisco, TX
Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Some time they just loose the prime. Turn the pump on and back up the boat for several feet. I bet you it will start filling the livewell.


This is most likely correct. Most of those pumps are just magnetic coils with an impeller inside the spins. They can become "locked up" if they don't get he right water on them for a while. Try doing what he suggested and also try taking a garden hose and forcing water back down to the pump from your outlet in the live well. If that doesn't work then you probably just need a new pump or maybe just a new impeller.
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#10809985 - 04/30/15 05:10 PM Re: Live-wells [Re: DFWBass]
Topwater2 Offline
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Tracker???
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