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Old 04-01-2012, 03:42 PM
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Ballast not emptying, blowing breaker

Hey guys. Went out yesterday and got in our first sessions of the season! Had an awesome time.......

When I went to drain the tanks one of them wouldnt empty, and after a minute or so, the breaker would blow. Switch it to fill and it would fill and overflow normally.

This is a 01 X10 and I'm guessing the pump impellers have never been changed. What should I look for?
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:47 PM
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Guessing the pump windings for that direction are bad. Check a volt meter and check the motor to ground and see if its shorted.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:51 PM
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I would think the winders are the same either way.

What about a clogged line creating too much back pressure on the pump and it over heating?
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:16 PM
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2001 isn't there a separate pump, one for fill and one for empty?
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:44 PM
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Hey guys. Went out yesterday and got in our first sessions of the season! Had an awesome time.......

When I went to drain the tanks one of them wouldnt empty, and after a minute or so, the breaker would blow. Switch it to fill and it would fill and overflow normally.

This is a 01 X10 and I'm guessing the pump impellers have never been changed. What should I look for?
Change your impellers to the green ones, sometimes the original black ones are hard and won't spin.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:03 PM
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2001 isn't there a separate pump, one for fill and one for empty?
Should be reversible pumps. Check for a clogged line. Can just take off the line and blow water through with a hose. Also what is your setup with check valves?

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Change your impellers to the green ones, sometimes the original black ones are hard and won't spin.
Def not wasted money regardless. My yellow ones even cause problems sometimes
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:09 PM
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Should be reversible pumps. Check for a clogged line. Can just take off the line and blow water through with a hose. Also what is your setup with check valves?



Def not wasted money regardless. My yellow ones even cause problems sometimes
The green are for sure an upgrade over the yellows.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:20 AM
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^Yea but the black are far worse. The black ones are almost just solid and worthless
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:24 PM
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Thanks guys! I'm going to go pull the pump today. I dont have reversible pumps.

I want to replace all of my impellers, but at $30 and having 6 of them, it adds up quick.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:00 PM
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2001 should have aerator pumps if the ballast is factory. Those don't have impellers. If it's aftermarket, you will just have to get in there and see what kind of pumps you are running. I don't think they switched to the reversible jabsco ballast puppy pumps until 2002.
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