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#11488129 - 03/19/16 07:23 PM Bilge pump runs and runs
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Bilge pump runs non stop anyone ever have this happen

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#11489005 - 03/20/16 09:14 AM Re: Bilge pump runs and runs [Re: Bugzout10]
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If it has an automatic float switch, I would check that first.
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#11489019 - 03/20/16 09:27 AM Re: Bilge pump runs and runs [Re: Bugzout10]
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Float switch stuck.
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#11497558 - 03/23/16 11:54 PM Re: Bilge pump runs and runs [Re: Bugzout10]
Austintatious Offline
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my .02....

Throw that pump and float switch out... There are pumps with built in electronics that will turn on periodically and look for a "load" to determine if there is water or not. This prevents issues like what you are having or worse, a stock float when there is water that need to be pumped out.

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#11497601 - 03/24/16 01:19 AM Re: Bilge pump runs and runs [Re: Bugzout10]
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The down side of pumps that turn on to look for a load is that they must be wired through a cut-off switch or they will eventually discharge a stored boat not on a full-time charger. That's old technology, too. The newer pumps with electronic floats trigger by capacitive-sensing when water covers two test points. Those pumps also have two "touch here" points a user can touch simultaneously to test the electronic float circuit, which has no moving parts that can get stuck.

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#11498173 - 03/24/16 09:48 AM Re: Bilge pump runs and runs [Re: Flippin-Out]
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Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
The down side of pumps that turn on to look for a load is that they must be wired through a cut-off switch or they will eventually discharge a stored boat not on a full-time charger. That's old technology, too. The newer pumps with electronic floats trigger by capacitive-sensing when water covers two test points. Those pumps also have two "touch here" points a user can touch simultaneously to test the electronic float circuit, which has no moving parts that can get stuck.


have to disagree.... The pump only turns on for about 2 seconds then shuts off if there is no water.. also since there is no water there is no load... It would take MONTHS and MONTHS for that to drain a battery, which should be kept on a float charger anyway.

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#11499914 - 03/24/16 10:43 PM Re: Bilge pump runs and runs [Re: Bugzout10]
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Some people don't want to keep a charger plugged in 24/7. They do burn down garages from time to time; I've seen several that happened to. Two of those were first-hand friends who provided feedback on cause of fire after investigation. Regardless, why buy a pump that cycles when there are other electronic-float pumps that DON'T have to cycle to discover water?

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#11503677 - 03/27/16 06:44 AM Re: Bilge pump runs and runs [Re: Bugzout10]
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Not to steal subject away , but my 3 bank charger shorted out internally , somehow the fuse system did not work , caught fire in boat , melted /destroyed port side storage box , port side live well , wiring , black suth on all equipment .

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#11503928 - 03/27/16 09:54 AM Re: Bilge pump runs and runs [Re: Bugzout10]
whnigt Offline
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Mine has done this a couple of times only after being in real ruff water. The float would get stuck in the on position. I would disconnect the battery for a little bit and it would reset it self and work after that no problems.

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