Wfp Pump / Battery Help Please

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Lukeey, Oct 19, 2012.

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  1. Lukeey

    Lukeey Member
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    Hi there

    The past month ive just done a new setup in a different van and have been having problems with the WFP Shurflo Water pump ever since.

    Since using a new van, everything is setup the same, I will turn the pump on using the vari-flo controller, and the water isnt coming out of the pole at a good flowing level.
    if i turn on the pump on at 2 water will flow and pump stays on, but i need it on setting 4 to get enough water to flow to clean windows properly, but soon as i put it on that setting water pump shut off, or pump will turn on and off every 15 seconds.

    The battery is fully charged,
    its a brand new 100psi shurflo pump
    the vari stream controller is brand new aswell.

    i have a 100meter 6mm hose pipe. I have been told that possibly the pump isnt strong enough with the hose i have.
    if i disconnect the hose reel and just pump the water out from the pump water flows freely and fast but its as soon as i connect it to the hose reel where pressure is higher the pump does not like it and just wants to cut out.

    appreciate if anyone has any ideas
     
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  2. chip

    chip Guru
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    Probably a bit of airlock. Happens to me all the time using barrels. What I do, is diconnect the hose as near the pump as possible, stick a bottle under it and turn it on full pelt, usually within half a liter -a liter it's fine. Plug in hose, turn pump back down, end.
     
  3. Squeak and Bubbles

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    Yep, sounds like an air blockage.
     
  4. doug atkinson

    doug atkinson Well-Known Member
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    It sounds as if not enough amps are getting to the pump when you increase the controller. Could be a connector or wire, if you have a meter to check the ampage you'll spot the problem straight away
     
  5. Lukeey

    Lukeey Member
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    thanks guys will do that
     
  6. bluemonkey

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    try the cal, if it is new
     
  7. MajorClean

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    Mine does that sumtimes - just whack the pump onto 6 or 7 for a few seconds; that usually sorts it, or disconnect, pump at a higher no for a few secs till water belts out, then reconnect & turn back down to 4. Always works after that. Must be an airlock or summat. I get them after every tank refill
     
  8. Lukeey

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    cheers ")
     
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