Installation: Attach the output hose The pump accepts a hose on the output only.
Location: The pump should be placed on a flat level surface in clear, clean water. Sand or silt entering the intake will wear out the impeller prematurely or stop the pump from functioning. Ensure that the water does not contain particulate matter that may enter the pump and damage the impeller or block its shaft. Install pump in desired location. Press down firmly on the pump to ensure the suction cups on the bottom of the pump are holding it securely in place. Connect the power cord to the electrical outlet. In order to start, the pump must be submersed in clean water. If the unit does not start immediately, verify that the water level is sufficient to immerse pump during operation.
Flow Control: Water flow can be increased or decreased by adjusting the flow control tab located on the impeller cover. To access the impeller cover: remove the intake screen from the pump; move the flow control tab on the impeller cover either up (decrease) or down (increase) to adjust the water flow; replace the intake screen on the pump. If you have trouble moving the flow control tab: simply remove the impeller cover totally; turn the impeller cover so that the flow control tab is in the desired position; replace the impeller cover with the tab in the desired position; replace the intake screen.
Maintenance: To avoid injury, always unplug all appliances from the outlet when not in use; before putting on or taking off parts; and before cleaning. The pump’s motor is hermetically sealed, thereby requiring no lubrication or maintenance. The impeller cavity, although it is self cleaning, requires regular maintenance to remove dirt, slime and debris build-up to ensure smooth running and to extend the life of the pump.
To clean the pump: 1. Unplug pump and remove it from the installation. 2. Disassemble the complete impeller cavity by first removing the intake screen, and then the impeller cover. 3. Lift out the impeller 4. Thoroughly clean the impeller to remove slime, dirt or debris. 5. Place the impeller back into the impeller cavity. Replace the impeller cover, then replace the intake screen.
Note: If you are using well water, or if you have hard water, run the pump for a few minutes in a 50/50 solution of water and vinegar to help remove calcium deposit buildup before replacing the pump. Caution: Do not use detergents or other chemical cleaners. The power cord cannot be replaced, discard the appliance if damaged.
Caution: The pump must not be allowed to run dry. If pump fails to operate, check the following:
No Flow: • Check if the power supply is on. Check the circuit breaker or try another outlet to ensure the pump is getting electrical power. Note: always disconnect pump from electrical supply before handling the pump. • If power supply is working but pump is not, then it may be clogged by debris. Disconnect the pump, check intake screen to ensure it is not clogged, then follow the maintenance procedures to clean impeller.
Low Flow: • Check hose for sharp bends or blockage • Check the pump’s output tube to ensure it is not clogged by debris • Check the pump’s intake screen to ensure it is not clogged by debris
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