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Bilge fuse problem

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T-water

I recently had my boat re-wired. Last week my bilge died after about 30 seconds (popped fuse). Put in a new fuse it popped right away that happened 3 more times. I called the place that did the rewire they said the bilge was dead. Tonight I wired the bilge directly to the battery, bypassing the fuse and it ran fine. The popping fuse is a 20 amp (car fuse). What do I need to do to get the bilge back on the switch without blowing the fuse?

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Northlander

Check your timer modul. Thats what mine was doing and it was the timer modul. Does it work on manual and not the timer? Also I had some gunk in the bilge itself. Took it apart and cleaned it out and that seems to have done the trick.

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T-water

Thanks for the answer, but I'm afraid I don't have a timer module...and the fuse popped on a brand new bilge pump as well! Aaargh

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Northlander

Maybe a short at the switch or elsewhere then? I would make sure all your l;ines are free of debry as well. I blew mine out with my garden hose.

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fishermn

If you are blowing a 20 A fuse, you have a short somewhere, is there anything else fed beyond that fuse? Also as Northlander mentioned, it could be a short at the switch.

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T-water

I'm going to check the switch tonight! Will report back.

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