Attwood Sahara bilge pump (help needed)
We have our lovely redbay, it had been outside since its launch back in 2002.
I bought it 2 months ago, needed a thorough clean.
I was amazed to find that when the battery and terminals were replaced that the bilge pump still worked including the permanent live float feature.
Whilst on holiday four weeks ago we left the boat on a swing mooring and the auto bilge worked find, one day i noticed when travelling that we had water in the boat and then I noticed it didn't automatically work. I manually operated it and emptied the boat.
When you operate the manual override switch on our console the pump works fine, but when you put the console switch on auto mode and then lift the float on the pump housing situated in the well next to the transom nothing happens, when I operate the bilge float manually on the pump I can hear the switch contacts inside clicking but nothing happens, I have checked the feeds on the console switch for manual and auto and both are live.
Question is do these pumps have a habit of doing this, I am wondering if something has happened inside the pump, I can't see how these pumps come apart, it clicks out of the bracket ok, I can see underneath where the float and intake are but can't see how I can get at the wires on the top.
Any advice folks, got a holiday coming up in west Scotland and we will be leaving it on a swing mooring and hence want the bilge to help me.
I have looked at the wiring diagram online and it looks like the wires are sealed inside the pump
Any advice or help please