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Date:         Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:27:04 -0800
Reply-To:     Neil N <musomuso@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Neil N <musomuso@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Where best to check my Westy water system?
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On a road trip, some years ago, I recall attempting to "fix" (lubricate) my NON submersible pump. It worked for a little while longer but failed soon enough. I have no idea if installing a pump under the sink is easily feasible for Westies with in tank pumps but the "Nautilus" Sureflo pump I installed in 2009 has been quite reliable for what it's worth. Draws more current though. Image showing stock pump and Sureflo


On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 2:13 PM, Jim. Felder <> wrote:

> That did the trick! I found per Neil that there was 12.23 v to ground from > the faucet switch. Next I pulled the pump from the tank, and saw the small > tang in the bottom. Turned it--it sounded very gritty. Got a pair of pliers > and worked it back an forth. It took three tries until it would run, but it > did. I watched cloudy water come out at the sink. In my opinion, it should > be running stronger, but it got too dim on that side of the house as the > sun is setting. I will try to flush it out more in the morning. > > Thanks all, > > Jim > >

-- Neil n

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