I bought my machine used, it wouldn't drain, I found quarters in the pump housing. Now, the pump seems weak, slow draining... but I have no basis to compare. I also don't know what the impeller looks like when new, so I can't estimate the wear on the impeller from being run (for who knows how long) with quarters in the pump housing. I also have no way to immobilize the shaft to determine if the impeller is spinning on the shaft. My question is: If I connect the pump through a primed inlet hose to a tub of water, and connect a long outlet hose, and power it up... how much lift should this pump produce? How high will it pump water above the level of the supply tub? (I would like to perform this test before investing $100 on a new pump that I don't yet know that I need)
If the pump is pumping water out at a steady pace at about 3 1/2 foot to 4 ft standpipe then it would be good. You will want to check the rest of the drain system to make sure that the there is no clogging from the tub to the standpipe.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, June 13, 2014