It's a new bilge pump
, only put in a couple of weeks ago. Apparently coincidentally, it started not turning off while I was dealing with a grounding (which didn't turn out too well -- my rudder
is now HORIZONTAL).
Anyway, my ice cooler drains into the bilge
. It gets to a certain depth
, and then automatically comes on and pumps the melted ice out. But now it doesn't turn off. To turn it off you have to open the bilge
, and pull the pump out for about 15 seconds. Then when you replace it in the small amount of remaining water
, it doesn't kick back on.
A friend suggested raising it up an inch, but I think that would just result in more water
accumulating in the bilge before it acted in the same way.
The pump appears to be wired directly to the battery
. Turn of the main DC circuit breaker and it keeps running. Turn off the circuit breaker labeled "bilge pump" and it keeps running.