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Old 07-22-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Just purchased 2000 Maxum 2300 SC

Love my new boat, only used it once so far.
I can not figure out how to turn the water on. There is a red illuminating switch by the sink in the cuddy which I was told was the water heater (by the seller who claimed never used the sink or wash-down sprayer on the stern). I suspect that this red switch is the on/off for the pressure pump but nothing happens when turned on - other than the switch light glowing. I have not had time to find the pump yet. I do have water in the tank.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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First welcome aboard!

The switch is the power switch for the pump and not the hot water heater. Sounds like you need to locate the pump and determine if it is getting power to it and running. I am not familiar with this model but I am sure someone will help.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:05 PM   #3
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That is the power switch. I forget where the pump is located but if it's running you will hear it. It's obvious.
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Thanks to both. If anyone does know where to locate this pump, please let me know. I really appreciate any help.
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I have a 93 2300scr and the fresh water tank is located between the head and the aft cabin. very likely the pump will bve located on or near the tank.
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Turn the switch on. If the water is pressurized it won't make any noise until you open one of the taps. Can you confirm that you tried this and it still didn't work? This requires that the battery switch be turned on as well.
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And by the way, Welcome to the forum!!! Glad to have you here!
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Wow, I usually look at the Post count for the OP. Indeed......Welcome aboard spydermann22 !!!!!!!
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:04 AM   #9
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Did you put water into the Fresh water tank? it may be empty. Do you hear a noise?
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I have a 2001. My pump is in the center floor locker directly below the captain's chair. Check the connections at the pump.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:25 PM   #11
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I finally was able to check it out again yesterday. I do have water in the tank. When I have the switch on, the switch glows. When I turn the faucet knob, nothing at all happens. Jerryh3 - I did look into the locker but I guess I didn't look to the side that far. I am suspecting a fuse or other connection failure. I will take another look inside the locker. I can see in between the ice box and the bulkhead that the water line and power wire go from the behind the ice box under the bulkhead on the passenger's side (port). I was thinking I would have to remove the icebox to check it out. I did also notice a panel against the bulkhead that is very low in the head locker - it may be an access to the pump and/or wiring. I did not open this but now wish I would have. I will investigate this further tonight.
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Fixed!! The pump was in the locker with a (kinda cheesy) carpeted cover. Once this was removed the job was pretty straight forward.
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And the fix was??? fuse, bad pump, broken wire????
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Pump was bad, most likely froze.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:33 AM   #15
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OK thanks for the feedback
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