I am trying to trouble shoot a Beckett CB151UL condensate pump. I
found a pool of water next to my furnace and I suspect it is from the
condensate pump. The water level in the reservoir was fairly high,
close to the brim.
I do not have experience working with pumps but while the pump was on
I removed the clip connecting the hose and there was enough pressure
for the water to shoot out like a fountain. I was able to put the
tube back and the duckbill value correctly.
I have turned off my AC, and manually poured water into the
reservoir. This started the pump but I don't see it pumping the water
out (I did see it pumping water out before I removed the tube).
I would appreciate if someone can help explain the puddle of water and
why I the pump is not pumping water out of the reservoir? Also, is
there a owner's manual/troubleshooting manual I can locate online?
What other checks can I do?
It only has 2 moving parts and apparently its beyond your comprehension.
Maybe the next check should be the one you write to the tech you gonna call.
Thanks for providing guidance.
I would suggest that you call a HVAC company, if you can't troubleshoot a
simple pump without making the situation worst.
Did you drop a quarter in the coin slot?
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> Mark wrote:
>>> I have turned off my AC, and manually poured water into the
>>> reservoir. �This started the pump but I don't see it pumping the water
>>> out (I did see it pumping water out before I removed the tube).
>> is the hose clogged?
Do you have a dog?
Note: On the newer pumps, everything is plastic, but if you have one
of the older pumps that still has brass... see below.
Over time the bolts rust and fall off, or the gasket falls apart. The
perimeter that the gasket seals must be 100% sealed, if not the
impeller can't pump water as good, and what happens is the pump just
runs forever, and it can't get enough lift pressure, then the motor
overheats and the unit shuts off, it fills with water, etc.,.
Its actually easy to repair, but to be honest, I would buy a newer
plastic one. A new 460V becket condensate pump is like $380, less for
> Its actually easy to repair, but to be honest, I would buy a newer
> plastic one. A new 460V becket condensate pump is like $380, less for
That's nice, but the "Beckett CB151UL condensate pump" is a 120 V model.
> and it can't get enough lift pressure
IIRC "lift" has absolutely nothing at all to do with submerged pumps, your
refrence to "lift pressure" above apparently being something you've pulled
out of your ass...instead, the distance above the water surface is what
ismore important here, iow you have the resultant pressure of gravity caused
by a static water collumn--which is added to your system pressure...the
resultant value being referred to as "total head pressure"
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That's only because they have a family to feed and a house payment, which
from what I can tell, most people aren't sending in as of late.
Un block it you fucking moron this shit typically only happens in the s trap
and unless the whole thing was installed by a retard such as yourself. the
rest of the runs are near vertical or at least have horizontal slope
sufficient that gravity will empty completely upon each fan off cycle.
God forbid him to replace a $40 pump...
Some folks just don't realize that their most precious commodity is their
time. If they want to waste theirs screwing around with trying to
resuscitate an old POS pump instead of spending a couple of dollars, thats
on them. I gotta wonder just how many hours they have spent on this little
project, and how much their time is worth.