Last night we were camping and went out with our fuel cell 3/4 full and generator 1/3 full. Figured we would transfer fuel from fuel cell to generator tank before bed. I went to do this, turned the switch on and nothing happened. Light came on that it had power but nothing happened. Checked wiring and fuses and everything looked good. Anyway, we disconnecetd and ran to the gas station for 10 gallons of gas..enough to get us through the night.
Just now after we unpacked from our trip, I went to have another look. I loosened the 4 bolts that hold the "impeller assembly" onto the motor. I wanted to see if I could disconnect one from the other to see if it was a locked impeller or dead motor. Just for grins, with the bolts lightly loosened, I flipped the power on. And it started to work. It was pumping fuel. I tightened the bolts back down and it would not start. Loosened them again and it would pump fuel but as soon as I started to tighten them, the pump would stop again.
Am I maybe missing a gasket or something that would give the assembly more room and not be too tight as to lock up. I saw an o-ring in the top cap but did not take the whole thing apart?
So the impeller is not 100% fuel proof? Need to keep the fix in mind in case mine quits.I guess the impeller is always sitting in fuel.I have filled my stuff,turned of the pump and finish draining the hose,maybe I've been lucky so far.
Other half is camping with the angels,Riding alone for now.
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