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Thread: Wayne Jet Pump.

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    DIY Junior Member Bigmike's Avatar
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    Angry Wayne Jet Pump.

    Recently bought a 1/2 h.p. Wayne Shallow Well Pump. This thing pumps like crazy! HOWEVER... the Motor has developed a "Binding Problem". It will work well, then stick! The Motor will just hummmm, till the Overlaod kicks it off.
    I've notice if you tap on the end of the Motor, it will free up and run! As soon as the weather breaks, I intend to pull it off the tank and return it to the store for repair/replacement!

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    Probably the start switch is sticking or has a bad spring. If you pull the rear cover and see an assembly on the shaft with springs and hinged weights, give it a shot of Wd 40 , clean it out and work the mechanism - it actuates a contact point. Dont forget to turn off the breaker first.

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    Most of the Wayne jet pump motors I have seen have all the centrifugal switches, starting capacitors, etc., behind the rear bearing housing. This means you would have to disassemble the motor to check it. I don't think the pump would be worth it.
    Ron

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    Lightbulb Big Mike

    Thanks Fellas, for your replies! The fellow at the Hardware Store where I bought it said pretty much the same thing about the starter switch. He told me to bring her back in and he would look at it. Kind of agrivating, as the pump is in a crawl space, and hard to work on there!

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    If it difficult to work on, you might want to consider something besides a Wayne. You might check at that hardware, too, because Wayne parts usually have to come from the factory, which means they are not readily available.
    Ron

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