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They wont pump enough fuel through to operate the machine. I bypassed it and used a standard 12 volt carter pump and it ran fine. I took the pumps off, and the filters where full of gunk. I haven't tried to run it outside of the machine yet, because I know I have to replace those filters and have not found a place to get them from yet. I was just hoping to see a video to a quick clean on one to help me. I am a rookie to this kind of work, lol.What is the problem?
You can buy the Facet pump strainers w/gasket here for $7.95 ea or currently on eBay for $16 ea, + shipping....I know I have to replace those filters and have not found a place to get them from yet.
I ended up cleaning them out really good. Only problem came when I bench tested them afterwards, they wouldn't run at all. May not have been running before I cleaned them. I took off the the pump for the alternate fuel, cleaned it (didn't really need it. Looked like it had never been used before, but went ahead and cleaned it while I had it off). Took off the solenoid and bench test that one and it worked fine. Do you think it will be a problem to run it with that one fuel pump or should I try to get another one? Thanks for the advice.What is the problem?
I did do that and they still didn't work. I actually did that before he even said anything even though I didn't know what it was. Was just trying to figure out an option when it wasn't working.Did you follow Ray's suggestion to:
Also, clip off the EMI suppressor. If the pump doesn't run at all, the suppressor could be the problem.
If not,m clip the EMI off, and then hook them to 24 VDC, to see if thats the problem.
It didn't vibrate or make any sounds at all. The generators have been sitting about 10 years before my boss had bought them. Still had old fuel in it.Rare that they BOTH go bad. Do they even vibrate a tad, when you first energize them? And you had the pump body grounded tightly when you applied 24 VDC?
2 MEP002a and 003a. Ones having the fuel pump problems. One bad starter. The 003a we still don't know what's wrong with it.It didn't vibrate or make any sounds at all. The generators have been sitting about 10 years before my boss had bought them. Still had old fuel in it.
He actually has three of them. 2 mep
If they have had fuel sitting in them for 10 years it could be the internals of the fuel pumps are completely gummed up or rusted if there was any water in fuel. Many have had good luck disassembling the pumps as they have a retaining clip inside that can be removed to disassemble the pump internals and clean them up.2 MEP002a and 003a. Ones having the fuel pump problems. One bad starter. The 003a we still don't know what's wrong with it.
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