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    submersible repair

    I have a water ace 4" submersible pump that I use for a fountain in may pond. I plugged it in yesterday and nothing, the motor still runs but no water output. I can not see how to take it apart to check bearings. Any ideas?

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    There are no bearings that can be replaced. If it is in water and it won't pump anything, chances are it's gone.

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    OK, submersible pump... I assume it's under water motor runs so it's not a bearing problem, the impeller pumps the water, I'm not sure how it's coupled to the motor but that's not a normal failure, have you pulled it up to see if the inlet is plugged with pond slime?

    Rancher

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    Hi
    I pulled the pump and there is nothing in the inlets. Took off the motor which was easy, and plugged in and it ran fine. Now the top half is another story, were the impeller is. Took the bolts off but can not get it apart. I am going to go buy another pump, going to switch to a external pump and try a different water feature.
    Any suggestions on a pump brand, that can be serviced and not totally empty my pockets?
    Thanks for your time. Shell

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    Stey away from the big box stores.

    It would be a good idea to see what caused the failure before putting another pump into the same atmosphere.

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    Bob,

    Do the big box stores not just re-brand other pumps, i.e. Sears?

    And why does my Home Depot not carry pump/well supplies, do they think there is no market for it?

    Rancher

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    Not really. They have the pump companies rebrand for them. Like Water Ace is Myers, Flotec is junk, I mean Sta-Rite. And so on. In the case of Flotec, Sta-Rite used their sewage brand name so as not to tick off guys like me. So I wouldn't know they were selling to the big box stores. Duh??? They also build in a lot of low quality. You won't physically see the difference, but believe me it's in there. Sears is also Sta-Rite, has been since I was a kid. Graingers uses the Dayton and I forget the other name but it's their name for Sta-Rite, Flint & Walling etc. And some pumps they use the manufacturers name on.

    The biggest complaint I have with big box stores is the warranty. If it breaks and you need to have it fixed, you don't deal with the store, you are at the manufacturers mercy.


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    I'm not sure why HD don't have pumps, but it's a start in the right direction.

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