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Old 05-08-2015, 03:52 PM   #1
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Shower Pump stopped working....replaced the pump and the float switch and the fuse......still nothing when I manually operate the float switch. I do not see a power switch for the shower pump anywhere. Any ideas?
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:04 PM   #2
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What boat do you have?

Most have a switch in the head, should be a red rocker switch just like the fresh water one in the galley.
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I have a 2002 2900 SCR.
there is a switch panel in the head with two switches one of which I always believed to be the shower pump. when I removed the plate I found the lower switch was not connected to anything and the upper of course is the lights.
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So did it ever work?

Have you used a volt meter to check for power?
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Yes it has always worked just off of the float switch. Never gave it a thought as it always came on when need. I need to purchase a meter or something to test for power, doesn't make sense I guess that it could be just a bad splice connection when I installed the new pump and float switch last week end. I just assumed that there must be an actual power switch in the head, the way that all bilge pumps are wired.
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A bilge pump float is directly wired to the battery and the manual side goes through the helm switch.

The shower pump should be on a switch only. There may be another fuse or breaker else where.
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Usually you have one switch for the lights and one for the water. Shower sump is usually supplied power when the switch is activated. Double check your connections and check your breaker panel. You could have tripped something during the install process.
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I'm having the same problem with my 3200SCR, I just talked to a marine mechanic and he said that it my be hooked up to forward bilge switch up on the dash because some of these boats don't actually have a front bilge pump. Don't make any sense to me but I am going to give it a try this coming weekend.
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I guess the mechanic was wrong not hooked up to the forward bilge switch, I've checked everything at this point and still no power down to the box.
Anybody have any ideas of what I could be missing.
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