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bilge pump -2107 Hurricane 188 ss

sullmatesullmate New Fairfield, Ct.Member Posts: 13
my bilge pump can be turned on from a toggle switch on the dash and works well. I tiought this bilge pump was automatic. I guess not. can anyone shed light on this? Thanks

Comments

  • pineypiney TexasMember Posts: 44
    It should have both modes-- automatic is directly connected to the battery.  It operates with a float-type switch.  Switched on mode via the dash switch should only work when the main power is on.  
  • pineypiney TexasMember Posts: 44
    Another quick comment-- if you havent heard it run in auto mode, consider putting water in the bilge to check that it's float switch works.
  • sullmatesullmate New Fairfield, Ct.Member Posts: 13
    Thanks for all of your help!
  • sullmatesullmate New Fairfield, Ct.Member Posts: 13
    I looked at the fuse that is near the battery. This fuse is between the battery and the bilge pump. It was burned out. Seems a lot of water pours down the hatchway above the battery and shorted out the fuse. A lousy location for a fuse. Should be relocated further away. pump now works on automatic.
  • sullmatesullmate New Fairfield, Ct.Member Posts: 13
    P.S. Thanks to Donmat whose post on this bilge pump problem, solved my dilemma. Thank You !!!
  • pineypiney TexasMember Posts: 44
    Walmart or auto parts store-- -Marine-Waterproof-Fuse-Holder

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