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    bilge pump won't shut off

    Guys I just got this great sl 780 and when I hook up the battery and run it the bilge pump stays on. Is there a separate float/sender unit that I need to check or is this built into the pump. Also I love the ski and it's a keeper. Polaris is very good quality product.

    Frank


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    The bilge pumps are designed to run continuously when the motor is running. They are rated to run dry and do not have a float switch.

    The bilge button, if equipped, allows you to run the pump when the motor is stopped.

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    I would start with the bulge pump button and see if it is stuck in the on position. Could be as simple as a sticky button. Also, see if the trim works without the engine running or the bilge pump button depressed.

    If that is not the issue I would open up the electrical box. You will see two glass fuses, a standard sized automotive type, and a shorter fuse (you may have to move some wiring a bit to find the smaller fuse). Pull the shorter fuse out and see if the bilge pump stops. If not somebody did a hokey poke wire job when they couldn't get their hands on that hard to find AGW-3 fuse.

    Just to be sure, does it have the original Rule bilge pump in it?

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    Over the years a home mechanic may have butchered things.

    If everything checks out, you may have an LR module issue.
    Last edited by Fink; 06-04-2013 at 01:54 PM.

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    Its either a bad LR module, or someone hooked the bilge to the red/purple terminal. With the engine off, check for voltage on the orange terminal. There should be none. If you have voltage, then the LR is bad. I had this same problem on the Pro 1200 I bought.

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    Yes it's the same pump pictured here.
    Frank

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    Should I just put a manual switch on this or is the LR something that needs to be repaird and how is that done? Thank you
    Franjk

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankcottnj View Post
    Should I just put a manual switch on this or is the LR something that needs to be repaird and how is that done? Thank you
    Franjk
    Replace the LR module, it is also the voltage regulator for battery charging.\

    Edit: Meant to say replace LR module if not working properly.
    Last edited by K447; 06-05-2013 at 11:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankcottnj View Post
    Should I just put a manual switch on this or is the LR something that needs to be repaird and how is that done? Thank you
    Franjk
    Why are you replacing the LR module??? The bilge pump is designed to run continuously while the ski is running. The only reason to replace the LR as faulty would be if the Bilge did NOT run when the ski is running, or CONTINUED to run when the ski is shut off. Are either of these the case???

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    Ok, I understand, it's normal for the pump to run at all times. That is good news so now I can concentrate on enjoying it. Thank you very much. This weekend I'll be in the Rahway Bay by Sandy Hook with my new toy.

    Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankcottnj View Post
    Guys I just got this great sl 780 and when I hook up the battery and run it the bilge pump stays on. Is there a separate float/sender unit that I need to check or is this built into the pump. Also I love the ski and it's a keeper. Polaris is very good quality product.

    Frank
    I think I missed those two little words.

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