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occva
08-04-2012, 09:38 AM
Went out to trouble shoot the bilge pump this morning. Looks like an original (1986). Removed the pump and it is melted. We towed the boat 3 hrs last weekend. Maybe the switch died during the trip and turned on the pump.

Starting checking voltage on the wiring. The supply to the pump is hot all the time.

Any chance I might find a switch to match the original?

Any one want to sell an old one?

thatsmrmastercraft
08-04-2012, 11:34 AM
The supply should be hot all the time. I suspect the pump got inadvertently left on to cause it to melt down. Does your '86 use the push/pull switch?

occva
08-04-2012, 12:03 PM
Should have worded that better. The supply to the pump is hot all the time, regardless of switch position. It is a toggle switch.

I think I may have found a replacement from skidim. will call them monday.