Pump should be located and should rest on a level, solid foundation. Do not suspend pump by means of the
discharge pipe or power cord. Keep pump inlet screen clear.
NOTICE: Do not use ordinary pipe joint compound on plastic pipe or pump. Pipe joint compound can attack plastics and
Install inlet and discharge plumbing. When using rigid pipe, use plastic pipe. Wrap thread with Teflon tape or use
Plasto Joint Stik*. Screw pipe into pump hand tight +1-1 1/2 turns.
NOTICE: Do not loosen or remove bolts or fittings. Any evidence of tampering will void the warranty.
It is strongly recommended that this pump motor be electrically connected to a ground fault circuit interrupter.
Consult your local electrician for availability and installation.
Install any auxiliary components (e.g. float switch, timer, etc.)
Pump is designed for 115V, 60 Hz operation and requires a circuit of 15 amperes or more capacity. Pump is supplied
with a 3-wire cord set with grounding-type plug for use in a 3-wire grounded outlet. A 3-wire extension cord of at least 1 4
AWG size is suggested with larger sizes for runs over 25 ft. For safety, always electrically ground pump to a suitable
electrical ground such as a grounded water pipe or a properly grounded metallic raceway, or ground wire system. Do not
cut off the round grounding prong.
After all piping and controls have been installed, unit is ready for operation.
Do not touch the pump, water or discharge piping when the pump is connected. Always
disconnect the pump cord (power cord) before handling.
Plug unit into 115V outlet.
Pump should never be allowed to run dry. Shaft seal depends on water for lubrication. Do not operate the pump
unless it is in at least 1 /2" of water. Dry running (pump not pumping water) will cause seal damage and eventual pump
This pump will pump water down to 3/16"; this means that it will not remove all water. If unit has been operating
and suddenly no water comes out discharge hose, shut off unit immediately. Water level is probably very low and unit
has broken prime. Use mop or squeegee to remove remaining water.
Before attempting to service, always disconnect power from unit.
The pump motor is equipped with an automatic resetting thermal protector and may restart unexpectedly. (See
Specifications.) Protector tripping is an indication of motor overloading as a result of operating the pump at low heads
(low discharge restriction), excessively high or low voltage, inadequate wiring, incorrect motor connections. or a defective
motor or pump.
NOTICE: Dirty water (laden with sand, dirt, small stones, etc.) will adversely affect seal life and shorten pump life.