we have (what lookks like) a Johnson 2200 GPH electric pump
, wired to a separate float switch. The pump sometimes gets stuck (released with a gentle whack with something like a plastic winch
handle). That seems to free it.
It should also be noted that it does not sit on the strainer (could be clogged).
Well, after the last 'whack', the pump certainly works, the little wheel
under it turns and it makes all the right noises - but it doesn't actually pump the water
out.... it would just keep running.
I have confirmed the float switch is fine, by manually pumping out the bilge
..... the electric pump
does not come on.
As I have mentioned, the little black wheel
(is it an impeller??) is spinning nicely, but not drawing water
Are there any suggestions out there, before I go through the difficult chore of removing the pump and getting it assessed.
As part of that, is there any sense in undoing the 6 screws on top, removing the motor
, checking things out, then puting the motor