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Old 01/05/2008, 05:57 PM   #1
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iwaki pump help

i bought a iwaki md-100rlt pump used, when pluged in the motor starts slow ,sometimes i have to turn the fan to get the motor to run, even then it runs slow rpms once started.
whats the problem (brushes ?) and is it worth sending it to iwaki to get look at?


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Old 01/05/2008, 06:00 PM   #2
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hey carnavor, are you priming it by any chance?


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Old 01/05/2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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have you taken the front housing off to see if the impeller spins freely?


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Old 01/05/2008, 06:09 PM   #4
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i hook the pump up to a small tank to test it and it was below and primed.
yes i cleaned the housing and impeller prior to testing it


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Old 01/05/2008, 06:22 PM   #5
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the start capacitor could possibly be toasted.. .take it out of the little cover on the side and see if it looks ok.


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Old 01/05/2008, 06:25 PM   #6
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ok, i will take a look, i guess it will show signs of over heating .(brown or black marks on the capacitor)


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Old 01/05/2008, 06:33 PM   #7
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yes. as a matter of fact, I happened to get a used pan world hd100 a couple of years ago that had the same problem. Upon inspection, the cap had actually exploded sometime and there was a hardened pool of aluminum in there.

Just got a replacement cap from champion supply and all was well.


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