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Old 08-09-2015, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default Stuck Bilge Float Switch

I have a 2000 19 foot SC cuddy-cabin model. 220 hp carbureted 305 mercruiser.

I think my bilge pump float occasionally sticks in the "on" position causing it to run unnecessarily. Where is the float switch located?

I may just replace the float or even both the pump and the float since they are original. I am on vacation and using the boat every day so it might be worth trying to clean it out if debris is causing it to run, to get me through the week.

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Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-10-2015, 02:36 AM   #2
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Yes the float can get stuck, it is near the pump under the front of the engine.

Check for debrie or loose mounting that allows the switch to rotate and get hung up on something.

I'll also ask just to make sure as some folks do not realize there is a helm switch to run the pump so if you know about this do not take affense, not accidently turning on this helm switch?
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:47 AM   #3
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Mike,

Thanks. It was the float. I took it out and cleaned it real good and is working now. I think I will replace both pump and float at my next servicing.

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Easy fix, glad it did not take long to figure it out.
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