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Old 01-17-2014, 07:08 AM   #21
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Testing the bilge pump without water tells you that the pump is running but it doesn't tell you if it will actually pump water out of the bilge.

I was cleaning my bilge once and used a hose to put water into the bilge. The pump came on and ran as expected but I eventually noticed that the water level wasn't changing. It turns out. the plastic impeller broke where it attaches to the pump shaft and wasn't spinning.

Other faults could be a kinked or plugged discharge hose or debris clogging the intake screen of the pump.

My message is - check your bilge pumps with actual water from time to time. See if they actually pump the water out.

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