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Old 12-07-2015, 13:09   #1
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Whale galley foot pump

The foot pump for the sink in my head seems to be very hard to depress or almost frozen up. Before I start tearing it apart a few questions:
Are these rebuildable and is it worth it,is there a way to lube it to free the pedal up and what's the most common problem with these units.
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Re: Whale galley foot pump

It actually sounds like you've got a blockage. When I forget to open the seacock for our saltwater foot pump it feels seized.


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Re: Whale galley foot pump

and yes, if its one of these Whale Water Systems - Gusher Galley MK 3 Foot Pump, Left Hand Model they are rebuildable and yes .. eventually the diagphragm will fail... at about 20/25 years.
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Re: Whale galley foot pump

Great info, i did not realize the faucet had a shut off valve so it turned out to be a slmple fix, good thing,it looked like it would be very hard to work on with the limited amount of room under the cabinet.
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Re: Whale galley foot pump

These pumps are easily rebuildable. Use the link posted in El Pinguino's post and order the replacement kit. I just rebuilt one and it works great again.
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Re: Whale galley foot pump

Can these be used for hot water, in a shower cubical for example?

I've got my water on an electric pump, but it uses too much water when it's used.
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