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  1. albootyerbaws

    albootyerbaws Well-Known Member
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    my backback pump has stopped working any ideas what could be wrong.?
    i have checked all wiring to pump & battery all fine battery fully charged.
    wired pump direct to battery still no joy.
     
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  2. Marko067

    Marko067 Well-Known Member
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    Silly question, but when you say that the battery is fully charged are you relying on the charger leds to tell you that or have you put a volt meter on it. If the battery is good it looks like you may need a new pump. How old is the backpack?
     
  3. spruce

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    Our backpack has an inline fuse.
     
  4. albootyerbaws

    albootyerbaws Well-Known Member
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    backpack will be at least 7 years old. battery charged with car charger only months old.
     
  5. albootyerbaws

    albootyerbaws Well-Known Member
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    ye has a fuse checked then changed it. this is the ws18 backpack.
     
  6. Marko067

    Marko067 Well-Known Member
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    That's not a bad lifespan for a backpack pump. I take it the pump was still not working after you changed the fuse?
     
  7. spruce

    spruce Grand Master
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    If there is charge in the battery and wiring the battery directly to the pump does nothing then I would say the pump is at fault. They have a pressure switch so it could be either that or the pump itself.

    These guys sell pumps for that backpack.
    bilge pumps, diaphragm pumps, RO booster pumps
     
  8. albootyerbaws

    albootyerbaws Well-Known Member
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    nope.
     
  9. Marko067

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    spruce has a good point about the pressure switch. Can you disassemble it? They usually have a micro switch inside. That may have burned out. Might just have to source and replace that.
     
  10. steve garwood

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    I've got a Gardiners backpack that I only use about once a week and have only had it a couple of years. Lately when I turn it on, it buzzes quietly but doesn't pump the water. I have to keep turning the controller on and off, then all of a sudden it will work. Any ideas?
     
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