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Fluid-o-Tech Vibe Pump Problems
I'm trying to repair a BZ99 which stopped pumping water - all the noise, no water. It has the older Fluid-o-Tech 70W vibe pump. After completely pulling the pump (and OPV) apart, cleaning & descaling - no joy. Replaced the diode - no joy. Purchased a new pump - no joy. :tearhair:
I'd thought vibe pumps self-primed and the BZ99 tank is above the pump anyway - wouldn't be the problem?
Just in case the OPV or anything else was the problem I've taken the pump only out of the machine and fed it with a clear vinyl tube from a bottle (I can see water at the inlet and there should be reasonable pressure) - the best I can get is a spluttering few drops out with the new pump. I've tried all combinations of the old & new pumps and diode's direction.
Sigh - naturally I'd thought "how hard could it be" - meh.
Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong?
Other than replacing/rotating the diode I haven't done anything electrical as yet - I suppose it's possible that failing switches or the pump over-temp thermostat could be causing a problem. I guess I should test the voltage at the pump next?
Many thanks in advance for any insights.