View Full Version : X-Star Ballast Pumps

05-09-2010, 05:15 PM
Does anyone know why on an X-Star one of the 3 ballast pumps are mounted upside down? It would make it so much easier to turn the pump upright to match the other 2 pumps, I didn't want to damage something if I turned it where you can access the impellers from top. Does anyone know if this would be a problem or have done this . Thanks

05-09-2010, 06:43 PM
I'm not sure why they do that, but I'd prefer to have all the pumps mounted with the impeller facing down not up. That way if a shaft seal starts leaking the water will not drip into the pump motor and kill it.

You could turn any of them around, but you'd have to switch polarity of the wires to keep it spinning the correct way to empty and fill.