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Old 28-01-2022, 21:54   #1
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Jabsco Macerator Pump - Model 18590-2092

Hi all,
this item (installed 2/2020) has started leaking between the body (8) and the motor (11). Refer attached exploded view.

I have tightened the four bolts at the macerator end and even the motor end ones. No difference.

Before I go through the exercise of dis-assembly, does anyone have a better level of familiarity as to the reasoning.

By the way, the pump may have taken a hit when I pushed / pulled through replacement 38 mm ID sanitation hose which comes out near the pump.

Another 'by the way', the 25 mm ID sanitation hose which exits the top of the macerator (immediately above the leak point) does not seem to be leaking - observation based on the good ol' paper towel trick.

By the way, the macerator is mounted horizontally, despite what the attached pic implies.

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Old 29-01-2022, 08:26   #2
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Re: Jabsco Macerator Pump - Model 18590-2092

There is a good chance that installing new hoses pulled connections out of alignment, but I suspect you compounded that problem by OVER-tightened those bolts to fix it instead of easing the pull to one side. Over-tightening causes the rubber gasket to "pucker" around bolts or screws, creating leaks that are made worse by over-tightening even more.


First you need to do whatever is necessary to relax the "sideways" stress the hose is causing. Then you'll need new gaskets 'cuz the rubber now has permanent puckers. And this time only tighten barely snug. Run water through it to check each connection for leaks (I'd do one connection at a time)...tighten only 1/4 more and check again. Repeat till that connection no longer leaks, then do the other one.


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Old 29-01-2022, 20:50   #3
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There is a good chance that installing new hoses pulled connections out of alignment, but I suspect you compounded that problem by OVER-tightened those bolts to fix it instead of easing the pull to one side. Over-tightening causes the rubber gasket to "pucker" around bolts or screws, creating leaks that are made worse by over-tightening even more.


First you need to do whatever is necessary to relax the "sideways" stress the hose is causing. Then you'll need new gaskets 'cuz the rubber now has permanent puckers. And this time only tighten barely snug. Run water through it to check each connection for leaks (I'd do one connection at a time)...tighten only 1/4 more and check again. Repeat till that connection no longer leaks, then do the other one.


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Thanks Peggie - that's the second time you have helped me out - greatly appreciated!
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Old 30-01-2022, 01:10   #4
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Well, that was interesting, the cause of the leak seems to be the disappearance of the 'seal - part #9'.
The gasket closer to the motor was mush.
Need to check the stainless shaft for pitting.
So, if shaft okay, service kit will need to be sourced - little change out of USD $135 in Australia for this group of items!
Thanks again, Peggie.
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Old 30-01-2022, 09:46   #5
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Glad to help any time, Barney! You shouldn't need an entire rebuild kit just to get gaskets. Check US sources...that won't help the rate of exchange but you can prob'ly get a whole set of gaskets can airmailed in a padded envelope for less that you'd have to pay from any dealer in OZ.


Just an idea...


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Re: Jabsco Macerator Pump - Model 18590-2092

I've used the Chinese knockoffs with no problems. Much easier on the wallet.
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Re: Jabsco Macerator Pump - Model 18590-2092

Noticing that your pump was installed 2 years ago...from first use, liquid has been trying to get at those 4 bolts and rust them out. I've had a number of these Jabsco's, but even while working well, I've had those (long) bolts rust badly and break, creating a leak. My own neglect I assume. Just wondering if any of your 4 bolts might be compromised?
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I've used the Chinese knockoffs with no problems. Much easier on the wallet.

Which pumps would these be please? I'm putting in my first head now.
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Jabsco macerator pump...only used to dump holding tank, which--if you're in the US--is only legal to do when in open sea at least 3 miles from the nearest point of land on the whole US coastline. If you're on inland waters, you won't need one.


At the risk of appearing to "sell" you something...if this is your first boat with a toilet/sanitation system, I suggest you check out my book..see link in my signature below, just click on the title...which btw is a bit misleading 'cuz although it does deal with every source of odor on a boat and how to cure, or better yet PREVENT 'em, it's actually a comprehensive "marine toilets and sanitation systems 101" manual that explains the laws, describes all the types of systems and how they work, and will help you learn how to operate and maintain your system to prevent 99% of problems instead of having to cure 'em. 'Cuz you get to do any preventive maintenance on your terms when it's convenient...the need to cure a problem never happens when it is! Whether you buy it or not, I'm always glad to answer any questions.


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Which pumps would these be please? I'm putting in my first head now.

LOL, just need to do a search for macerator pump on eBay or Amazon.
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