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Old 06-03-2017, 08:05 PM
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Exclamation Ballast Pump Fills but Won't Drain

Thought I'd post this in the interest of a database of solutions.

My port pump has always filled just fine but struggled to drain properly. I could hear it working and the impeller was fine.

As I was upgrading to 1" hose to feed my TankBuster kit from WakeMakers, I removed the 3/4" barbed hose fitting and found the problem.

As you can see from the picture, this fitting was cross threaded and probably the stress introduced a small hole that prevented my pump from creating a vacuum during self-priming. Compare to the other fitting I removed from the other pump.

I may have never found it if I was not upgrading to 1" hose.

I hope this helps someone out there.
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