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Old 01-02-2010, 18:50   #1
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Whale 650 automatic bilge pump electrical issues?

I bought a whale supersub 650 because I liked it's shape, the deepest area of my bilge is a v and the rules and other standard bilge pumps just sit on top of the V and don't get that last little bit of water

I wanted to wire it up to an existing rule "3 way" switch (auto/off/manual) I followed the diagram in the booklet for the whale -- white wired to the pin on the manual side of the switch and the brown to the automatic and the black to my ground bar -- but it seems to just cycle continuosly when the switch is in the automatic position and doesn't do anything in manual

the previous bilge pump had a float switch (which I'll be re-using with the "high water/high output) second bilge pump) -- is there something funny about how that's wired?

troubleshooting tips welcome

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Brian

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