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dave e

clogged livewell

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dave e

Can anyone help me out. One of my livewells will not drain. The other one works fine. The pump on the clogged livewell will not work either. Maybe the pump has to do with the clog. Not sure though. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great. thanks

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Rick G

First , try a garden hose, shoot water into the hole in the back of the boat where youre livewell pump is located, this might free it up. Another thing to check out is the connection to the battery, or a blown fuse. If none of this fixes it, your going to have to pull the livewell pump out to see if it still works or has some debris stuck in it.

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leech~~

Can anyone help me out. One of my livewells will not drain. The other one works fine. The pump on the clogged livewell will not work either. Maybe the pump has to do with the clog. Not sure though. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great. thanks

Not sure If I understand? You have water in one of your two livewells which will not drain, and the pump going to it will not pump more water also? How did the water get into it then? The pump died on the same day the drain plugged? I think the suggestions given by Rick G are good ones to try.

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Tom7227

I guess that I don't understand. In my boat there is a short pipe that I have to remove to drain the livewell. I suppose that short piece of hose could clog and I would think it would be fairly easy to flush it out with a hose held close to the opening.

If the pump doesn't work all you should have to do is see if there is electricity at the pump. If not a break in the line or a blown fuse/open breaker. If there is power to the pump but it doesn't turn then my guess would be a bad pump. If it turns but nothing comes in to the livewell it could be that the impeller on the pump is shot or maybe gunk in the line.

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BoxMN

Clogged livewell drain = stinky, rotting, mushy bait or puked up shiner made it down the drain! haha! Been there! Whatever you do, don't try to "suction" it out by mouth, or get your face too close when blowing it out. I know first hand what happens then, yuck wink

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dave e

i have a 2001 bass boat. I can get water into the livewell that is clogged by opening the valve by the driving wheel. That gets the water in. But the pump wont pump in water or pump water out. When i get off the lake the livewell will empty but the other livewell that is clogged still has water in there. So im thinking there is a clog somewhere in the lines. Thanks for your suggestions i will try those ideas you gave me.

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MrBig

I had a clogging problem and couldn't free it so wound up taking the floor section out to get to that livewell and found a kink in the hose. Don't know how that got there, but was able to fix that and it's worked fine since.

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bass-o-matic

Before the garden hose trick, try blowing the line out with an air compressor. Both from the livewell (once you get it empty) and from the back of the boat. The air may loosen up any debris and the water from the hose should flush it out.

Had to do that with mine a few years ago after the smallies we had in there were spitting up crawfish. @ of the little suckers managed to get down in the drain line. The above method worked on them.

Good luck!

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BassFisherman

I tried the water trick and it worked perfect for my boat. Buttt i got another issue with one of my livewells leaking water. It doesnt hold any water, in or out of the lake. I got a skeeter if that helps any. Im hoping its something thats not a big issue to fix so i can do it my self. Thanks!

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