BILGE PUMP ISSUES

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by Billy T "Chillin", Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Billy T "Chillin"

    Billy T "Chillin" New Member

    2
    Sep 16, 2018
    Maryland
    2002 260DA Sundancer, Garmin 547xs GPS
    Merc MX 6.2L MPI BR 3
    I have a 2002 260 Sundancer. The bilge has water just above the red & white pump. When I turn the pump on via the main console the light comes on but no sound and the pump does nothing. I'm going to pump out all of the water from the bilge. What I'm I checking for first. From what I've read the float switch could be clogged so, I'll pull that up first. Any other suggestions would be helpful.
     
  2. Express 390

    Express 390 Member GOLD Sponsor

    99
    Sep 14, 2018
    South Shore of Long Island NY
    1986 SeaRay 390 EC
    Twin 454 Crusaders inboards 4 blades
    The first thing you need to do is get a voltage tester and see if there is 12 volts at the pump. If yes! change the pump.
     
  3. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    Could just be a faulty float switch. Try putting 12 volts directly onto the pump to verify the float switch.
     
  4. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    even with a bad (or stuck) float switch the pump should run when activated from the dash switch.....

    cliff
     

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