shurflo water pump packed up

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  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    Add the title says our water pump has given up, we're in southern Portugal bordering Spain and not much chance of finding a replacement.
    So having to use bottles for washing.
    Luckily toilet flush is working with an independent pump, don't know where that it.
    We have taken pump off and dismantled it, it seems seized up.
    We're going to leave it off now until we get back 1st April, trying to find one here is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Oh well!!! Have to deal with it! !!
     
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    Just search the model number on ebay and order a few days before you get home ;) Don't pay more than £55 delivered.
     
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    Cant you get one sent out? be expensive but not too difficult.
    We always carry a spare bloody things always pack in at the worst time. Advised my lad to get a spare when he bought his van.
    Good luck (y)
     
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    Thanks Techno100, we don't speak any portuguese so don't have a chance of getting one here! !
    Have to use a couple of sites on the way back for showers, shame as we like the Aires.
    It will be like camping again, only in a motorised tin one!!
     
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    What's the numbers on the pump? I'll find you one here
     
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    If the motor turns there is then only one bearing for the pump so you might be able to free it up with a bit of oil, assuming you have it apart that is.
     
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    Depends which way you are heading back. I have a couple of new ones Marbella way. I'm UK side at the moment, but there are always ways and means.
     
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    I should added, You should be able to find one in a marine chandlers if you don't get it going.
     
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    We don't have an address and can't stay in one campsite long enough as we're making our way to the ferry in Santander. Mail here takes 10 days to get to us, plus the shipping is usually 3 times as much.
    Thanks for the suggestion though. Have to muddle through!
    we'll have to think of a spare, do they go regularly then?
     
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    We're a quarter of the way up in Portugal, a long way from Marbella and that's the other way. We're by a reservoir, not much boating going on yet.
     
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    I am assuming you know that the pump doesn't turn it only wobbles (swash plate) sorry if I'm teaching granny to suck eggs.
     
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    Yes I noticed it doesn't turn the top end but when we took the plate off the bottom, surely the rod coming out of the motor does turn? No your not teaching your granny to suck eggs. Er we don't know what we are looking at. Just assume that the metal rod coming out of the bottom of it should turn?
    It was covered by a plate that was covering a brass ball bearing type thing.
    It made a strange noise a few times the night before, then stopped working, when we unscrewed it from the wall the body of it was hot. We had flicked the switch on the zig unit to see if it would work but only heard a thud coming from the pump.
     
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    I assume we are talking Diaphragm pump, can't load tecno's link and see picture as I am browsing on my phone in Spain and turned images off to save data.

    If you have the pump body off the motor the sticky out bit on the end of the motor should turn, if not yes the motor may be seized has it been wet, not good sign if it gets hot but doesn't turn.

    The bit that does not turn is the pump itself as the bearing that slips over the motor end is fixed at an angle and wobbles the plate as the motor turns,
     
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    What do we state when asked which one we want? Please.
    It does look a bit worse for wear and is 8 years old so time for a new one.
     

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    I don't think they do a 16psi any more I can only find a used one and dearer than new.
    I can't see that you'll have any problems with a 20 psi as I listed earlier.
     
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    It is aDiaphragm pump. We couldn't get the brass ball bearing back on the rod. It seemed too small.
    We didn't think it was a good sign either, getting hot.
    There is calcium around the edges of the seal so it seems as if it's been leaking slightly but the wardrobe is dry where it was housed.
     
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    A good google tells me the 20 psi is the replacement
     
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    Thanks Techno. My signal is just 1 bar so on the edge,so getting Internet is really slow.
    Thanks funflair also for the info.
     
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    Might be worth trying to get the can off the motor and see if it will start to turn, if it's not working nothing to loose, the pump bearing will go back but you might have to line a flat on the motor shaft up and remember the bearing is not in perpendicular to the pump plate.
    Pity you are too far away as I like taking other peoples things apart.
    It's the calcium build up that makes them leak but it all comes apart and the rubber scrubs clean and then I just put a bit of Vaseline on the seal.
     
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