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    My stock ballast pump stopped working, it's a jabsco model# 8xxxxx. I looked for a new one online and they run about $240! Is there a cheaper maybe better alternative?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Check wakemakers.com. The ballast puppy is the one you want.
    -Tim

    Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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    • #3
      Any cheaper options?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by x2danger View Post
        Any cheaper options?
        Johnson Pumps. Again, contact WakeMakers.
        2008 X star, 2005 X2

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        • #5
          Originally posted by x2danger View Post
          Any cheaper options?
          $219 at wakemakers.com, if you call Jason he may cut you a small discount for being a TT member.
          -Tim

          Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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          • #6
            The johnson ones are $169 and the jabsco's are $219

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            • #7
              My pumps were intermittently not working and then finally quit all together. I took the motors apart, cleaned up the brush contact area, greased the bushings and put them back together. I also polished the pump housing as shown in different post. They're both working as good as new now. I can take some pictures on the process if you're interested.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bcd View Post
                My pumps were intermittently not working and then finally quit all together. I took the motors apart, cleaned up the brush contact area, greased the bushings and put them back together. I also polished the pump housing as shown in different post. They're both working as good as new now. I can take some pictures on the process if you're interested.
                interested

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                • #9
                  +1 interested

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                  • #10
                    Here are some pictures of what I did to clean up the motor to improve their performance. I also polished the pump housings, but there's a different post someone did for that.
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                    • #11
                      more pictures
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                      • #12
                        Great post.

                        I pulled mine apart but water had gotten into the motor from the pump housing which was caused by MC installating the pump with the pump body over the motor. Seal went bad in the pump, then leaks water into the motor.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks BCD, tried to bench test both mine today, and they didn't work. So I pulled the bad one apart to explore the innards of a Jasco Ballast pump. I was wondering if you have a pic of the mfg sticker on the front. I don't see why I couldn't try and source a new motor and the info on the sticker should help me determine RPM , HP, and other pertinent info.

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                          • #14
                            Here are pictures of the motor stickers/numbers. I tried finding a cheaper alternative, but couldn't come up with anything. I also measured the resistance of the motor to calculate a rough current and power. It's a pretty low resistance/high powered motor. Just looking for motors online, I couldn't find anything that looked even close to working. Maybe you will have better luck.
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                            • #15
                              Anyone one ever have any luck finding motors?

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