fixed my old bait well Attwood pump

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  1. sdowney717
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    I use this for the heat pump cooling raw water flow pump off a relay, so it is a DC pump run off a 120 vac used for heat pump. It works very well for this about 10 years now.
    It started squealing, the bearing was dry. So I thought how to oil since it is all glued together. I cut away the shroud area near the electric rubber pump seal, then pried open the seal. This let me use a dropper to squirt some oil into the motor. I used 5w-20 synthetic engine oil, it is a thin oil. It now works without squealing. I put in a good amount maybe a few ounces, shook it and let it run. They way it works is if you put in too much, then you can pour it out that rubber plug hole.

    Another option is drill a small oil hole in the plastic, and use a rubber plug or screw to reseal. Not seeing the inside shape of things the easiest way is to pry open the existing rubber plug.

    here is the pump head, a 750 GPH model.
     

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