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jpetty3023
09-11-2013, 12:54 PM
So I have been having problems with my rear ballast not filling. I got my tools ready and tackled the project of changing out the impeller. I even watched the wakemakers video. After a ton of sweat and knicks and bruises I thought I had the cover removed to change out the impeller. Turns out i just unscrewed the wrong end. I unscrewed the bottom part and didn't see an impeller!! Took me about 5 minutes and a few springs popping out from the bottom of the jabsco pump to realize what I did wrong,!!

Needless to say I am now on wakemakers buying a new pump and 2 impellers, might as well change all 3 out while I'm building up a sweat in the little box. This is a perfect example of why I don't do my own maintenance work on my beloved Moomba.....smh

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KG's Supra24
09-11-2013, 01:03 PM
I too suffer from this issue. Don't feel bad.

Dusty would tell you the only tool I used on my stereo project was a pillow. :D

mikenehrkorn
09-11-2013, 01:10 PM
Count me in that group as well...........probably why most of us are on this forum -- to "sponge" all the info we can from the guys that really know what they are doing!!!

wolfeman131
09-11-2013, 01:36 PM
Dusty would tell you the only tool I used on my stereo project was a pillow. :D

that & Dusty himself, right?

costanza
09-11-2013, 01:40 PM
Any pictures so we know which way is backwards, or the right way... I may end up doing this next season as well...

wolfeman131
09-11-2013, 01:45 PM
Any pictures so we know which way is backwards, or the right way... I may end up doing this next season as well...

watch the video from WakeMakers on how to do it correctly. Unfortunately, petty didn't take vid of how NOT to do it.

http://youtu.be/im4Xz7yvzd0

MLA
09-11-2013, 01:53 PM
Why not just put the motor end back on and save the cost of a new pump?

MLA
09-11-2013, 01:54 PM
Any pictures so we know which way is backwards, or the right way... I may end up doing this next season as well...

The black metal end with the wires is the wrong end. The bronze end with the water hose is the right end. Theres 3 brass screws that hold the impeller cover on.

jpetty3023
09-11-2013, 04:43 PM
Why not just put the motor end back on and save the cost of a new pump?

I did that but there are 2 springs in there and they are now tore up. I was finally able to get the springs back in and get it all bolted back up and wires plugged back in and now there is no power to the pump.

My new pump will be here Friday and when I get it switched out I will have the bad one available for anyone that wants it. I asked Spencer at WM if he wanted it to refurbish it and he said he don't work on them so if anyone on here wants it to repair just let me know

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MLA
09-11-2013, 04:48 PM
No power to the pumps means you tripped the breaker or blew the fuse......new pump wont work either. Power to pump, pump dont run, means problem with pump....new pump fix.

jpetty3023
09-11-2013, 06:24 PM
How could I have tripped/blown fuse by unplugging connectors? It was working fine before I unscrewed wrong plate. This story just keeps getting better and better

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jpetty3023
09-11-2013, 06:25 PM
My other 2 pumps are coming on BTW, if that matters

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MLA
09-11-2013, 06:50 PM
I dunno, you said no power to it.

86century
09-11-2013, 07:19 PM
those springs where most likely holding the thingingys(brushes) that transfer power to the inner part of the motor. If they are not reinstalled just right it will short out or just do nothing because power is not getting to internals on the motor.

jpetty3023
09-12-2013, 06:52 PM
those springs where most likely holding the thingingys(brushes) that transfer power to the inner part of the motor. If they are not reinstalled just right it will short out or just do nothing because power is not getting to internals on the motor.

This is what I was thinking and why I bought a new one. The springs got pretty tore up by me trying to put my mess back together and the connection required to power the pump prolly isn't connecting right now. Oh well, should be a great weekend now with a new pump and 3 new impellars

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Cigars n scotch
09-13-2013, 02:59 PM
I try. I try to do all my maintenance and learn as much as I can but I am not my dad who knows ALL things. Motors are especially not my thing. I find that when I follow directions and or watch videos the situation is NOT ever the same as mine or I can't find something shown in the video, drives me nuts.

But it beats paying!!