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#1 bigal.nz

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:30 PM

Hi,

 

Our deck wash-down pump has died after only 18 months and very little use (maybe 30 times). The pressure switch is kaput - actual pump itself is fine.

 

It is a Seaflo pump from Burnsco. I had hoped to get the switch as a part but does not look like that is going to happen. I also looked into Sureflow - and they do not seem to supply parts for there pumps either. Are pumps a throw away item these days.

 

Parts availability aside I am disappointed with how short this pump lasted.

 

Anyone care to recommend a new brand with better reliability, parts and support?

 

Cheers

 

Al

 


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#2 Kevin McCready

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:59 PM

You should get a replacement or refund. It has to be "fit for purpose." Don't let them BS you about 12 month warranty.


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#3 marinheiro

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 09:08 PM

I agree with Kevin, this is Consumer Guarantees Act application.

Unfortunately all of these pumps are pretty much throw away and pressure switches have always been a problem. I tried to get a replacement motor for a Jabsco pump a while ago but no luck. Those Seaflows are a cheap knock off pump

I suggest looking at a Johnson Pump as a replacement, they seem to be a bit more robust


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#4 bigal.nz

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 09:11 PM

Thanks. I started to look into warranty - Shurflow 2 years. Jabsco 3 years. That's probably a good indicator....Buy once cry once.


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#5 harrytom

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 09:31 PM

They get away with it due us the consumer not screaming loud enough.

brought a marine item a few years ago that wasn't fit for purpose,store tried the warranty thing and said I need to go to supplier. "Really ,what time do you close today as I have all the time in the world to discredit your store and products to potential customers".Money back


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:42 AM

My deck wash bucket is up to 19 years and going strong.

I've looked for a pressure switch on it, can't find one. Not sure if its defective, but it still washes the deck just fine :-)


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#7 ex TL systems

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:38 AM

I like to have a deck wash hose available near the cockpit. In the case of a fire inside at least you have a chance of putting it out from the companionway without going into the smoke. With an extinguisher you need to be pretty close to make a difference and if the boat is already full of smoke that may not be possible.
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