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danall705
04-28-2010, 06:00 PM
I have a 2004 X-30 and it seems the drivers side hard ballast isn't filling. I pulled the top off and it has a yellow impellor that looks to be in good shape. It used to eventually send water out of the port hole when it was full but now it does not. Motor comes on and sounds fine.

any ideas on how to tackle this? Is there a good (off water) way to test this or common issue with these pumps?

Any help would be great!

76S&S
04-28-2010, 06:33 PM
First verify that the pump is working. With the cover off, so you can see the impellor, run it briefly so you can see that it is pumping.

Depending on the age of the impellor, it may look fine but not be able to pump the water into the tank. If the impellor is from last year I would go ahead and change it.

TX.X-30 fan
04-28-2010, 07:51 PM
My center pump does the same sounds fine but will not pump and has new impeller. $280 unfortunately is the answer.

danall705
04-29-2010, 11:39 AM
Thanks for the replies. I was thinking was the answer but was hoping not.... i guess that's a cheap fix for this boat.lol