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Old 14-06-2009, 12:39   #1
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Tired Macerator

The macerator/pump for our holding tank has started to cause problems. To get it started I have to turn the shaft with a screw driver. Once it starts it seems to work fine until it's time to run it again. Is it worn out or is there a solution to fixing it without buying a new one!!!

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Old 14-06-2009, 16:29   #2
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Sounds like worn or stuck brushes, or an open winding on the'll have to open it up to find out.
If you can buy a new one before you open up the old one, you can replace it if necessary.
If you can get the old one working, return the new one.

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Old 18-06-2009, 22:36   #3
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Brushes or Bad impeller.

I have retrieved about a half dozen from dumpsters over the years......

People don't try to fix these anymore.
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before you junk it run some oil and vinegar thru it, right, italian dressing. lubes it all, vinegar helps with the calcium, smells better than ****.[oops] used it for years on ours.
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