Deck wash cuts out

hey guys

as as the title says, my jabsco hotshot 6.0 has been playing up lately. It will run for couple of minutes and then cut out, I'll let it rest for a few minutes and then it will start again. Is there an internal overload on these motor/pumps?

Anyone had had a similar issue? I've tested the pressure switch and it tested fine.


Cheers justin  

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Im on my third

Fri, 2015-09-18 08:26

 In five years I have had 3 deckwash pumps.Two jabsco and now on a Johnson,they all started to go like your is wont be long before it just trips all the time. Start looking for a new one is my advise


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 ill start hunting around,

Fri, 2015-09-18 19:19

 ill start hunting around, tested it this arvo and it worked for a while and did not cut out. like you said sooner or later its going to cut out all the time

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 If your mechanically minded

Fri, 2015-09-18 17:18

 If your mechanically minded and know a bit about auto electrics most of the time there is a internal switch which is operated by the diaphram, like a small limit switch with a S/S arm. if you pull the front off the pump you will see the switch, go to a place like jaycar and the swithes are around $3. change it and away you go. I have never brought a new pump. The switch has always been the problem

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 cheers for the heads up. are

Fri, 2015-09-18 19:17

 cheers for the heads up. are you talking about the pressure switch which open contacts when pressure is built up? i think that is the only switching mech in the pump?

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 Yes that's correct a fairly

Fri, 2015-09-18 20:35

 Yes that's correct a fairly straight forward fix and much cheaper

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 I had similar with my Jabsco

Sat, 2015-09-19 07:12

 I had similar with my Jabsco parmax

Check for a sticky brush or possibly worn out? 

Not hard to either lightly sand or find a replacement carbon brush.


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