The canned motor pump is a vital component of your irrigation system. When it starts to not work properly, there are several things you can do to troubleshoot and maintain the pump:
- Check for clogs in the flow paths of the pump with a manual probe or auger. If there are any blockages, clear them using a plunger or snake before trying to start the machine again.
- Make sure that all connections between parts of the machine are tight – this will help prevent damage from occurring over time. Verify that all hoses and fittings are properly sealed.
- Check the motor – if it's struggling to turn, it may be time for a new engine. Inspect the seals and bearings of the machine to ensure that they are in good condition.
- Clean and lubricate any moving parts on the pump as necessary – this will help reduce wear and tear over time.
- Regularly check the irrigation system to ensure that all components are operating as they should be. This will help prevent any serious problems from developing.
Regular Maintenance Practices
It’s important to keep your irrigation system in good working order by following a few regular maintenance practices:
- Clean all surfaces and parts of the machine with a brush and water periodically – this will help reduce the build-up of dirt, dust, and debris that can lead to problems down the line.
- Check all hoses for loose connections or kinks – if there are any issues, replace them as necessary. Inspect fittings for cracks or leaks as well.
- Lubricate moving parts on the pump as needed – this will help reduce wear and tear over time.
- Change the oil and filter on the motor every 3 to 6 months – this will help keep your pump running smoothly and efficiently.
- Check the irrigation system periodically to make sure that all components are working properly – this will prevent any serious problems from arising.
Tips for Prolonging the Life of Your Canned Motor Pump
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using and storing your pump – this will help keep it in good condition.
- Don’t over-fill or under-fill canisters – doing so may damage the machine or cause it to malfunction prematurely.
- Make sure that you clean all surfaces of the pump regularly – this will prevent dirt, dust, and debris from accumulating and causing problems down the line.
- Store your machine in a cool, dry place – avoiding extreme temperatures will prolong the life of your pump.