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Basscat question #13991787 05/10/21 02:06 PM
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So my aerator pump and recirc pump both went out at the same time. When I hit the button neither will light up or work. worked fine last week. All the other items on the display work fine, bilge etc... Is this a pump issue or a fuse issue?


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Re: Basscat question [Re: Champion1] #13991866 05/10/21 03:15 PM
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90% that it's a connection issue, not the pumps


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FUSE!!! May have pump problem that caused the fuse to blow.

Re: Basscat question [Re: Champion1] #13996896 05/14/21 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Champion1
So my aerator pump and recirc pump both went out at the same time. When I hit the button neither will light up or work. worked fine last week. All the other items on the display work fine, bilge etc... Is this a pump issue or a fuse issue?

If the fuse isn't blown, it's not a fuse issue. If the fuse is blown, it still isn't a fuse issue as the fuse is designed to blow when the current in the circuit exceeds the design limit of the fuse.

If the fuse is blown, the problem is something drawing too much current. This can happen due to a number of reasons:
1) stalled pump motor - jammed with debris of some kind. An electric motor that can't turn becomes a low resistance short, so the amp draw shoots way up.
2) stalled pump motor - corroded shaft, bushing, or bearing impeding the free rotation of the motor, causing the same high amp draw effect as #1
3) corroded or loose connection - these introduce high resistance, which lowers voltage getting to the pump. As a result, the pump draws significantly more current, blowing the fuse.

If your pump motor modules can be unlatched from the impeller housing, do that and check for debris in the housing. Also check if the impeller will turn freely, or if it appears to drag badly. If it drags, you probably need a new motor module. If you haven't tampered with the factory wiring, there's less likely to be a wiring issue than the other two possible culprits. There are others, but those are the top ones.

Re: Basscat question [Re: Champion1] #13997025 05/14/21 05:36 AM
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There are no fuses on a current model Bass Cat as they are internally protected. They should reset unless there is a more significant issue. That could be a bad pump, loose wire, bad ground or a panel issue last. Unplugging and reconnecting the computer dash will reset everything and then check for outgoing voltage if that doesn’t work. A test light can be used to diagnose it quick.


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Originally Posted by BCB
There are no fuses on a current model Bass Cat as they are internally protected. They should reset unless there is a more significant issue. That could be a bad pump, loose wire, bad ground or a panel issue last. Unplugging and reconnecting the computer dash will reset everything and then check for outgoing voltage if that doesn’t work. A test light can be used to diagnose it quick.

I used the term "fuse" as the others had (incorrectly) established there were fuses in the mix. The same could be said for auto-reset breakers. If a pump is jammed, the breaker will stay off until the jam is cleared, for instance.

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I've had connection issues on my Eyra where the wires come out of the dash module.


Re: Basscat question [Re: Cmack] #13997358 05/14/21 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Cmack
I've had connection issues on my Eyra where the wires come out of the dash module.

That's (hopefully) an exception rather than the rule. The OP didn't say how old the boat was. The issues I pointed out typically develop over time, though a jam could happen at any point.

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