Grrrr. Not happy, Jabsco.
This has been a bad pump year. In a previous post I mentioned that our variable speed pump - about 4 years old - gave up the ghost but, smart me, I had a spare. Installed the spare and it didn’t work as well. According to them, the Sensor Max 17 technology was prone to failure. And since my unused-out-of-the-box spare was dated… no warranty.
Fast forward a couple of months and I’m fiddling with through-hulls to exercise them and the Jabsco Macerator Waste Pump fell apart. The 4 bolts that hold it together rotted and, even though the components seem to be in good order, the pump needs to be replaced. This time, our spare worked so we are good with poop. Last replaced the macerator 5 years ago.
|Bolts at lower left are all supposed to be the same length|
Now, cleaning the boat after a passage with our Jabsco Par Max 4 Washdown Pump, the breaker started clicking… had a look and the pump has fallen apart. This time it appears that the plastic that secures the bolt that holds it together has broken. This one is three years old.
|The components inside look brand new... brushes not even broken in yet.|
So that’s 4 Jabsco pump failures this year. And they don’t come cheap. I’ve supported Jabsco to the tune of well over a $1000 very recently and I’m having to replace it all.
Is pump replacement supposed to be a 3 to 5 year cycle?
Or, time to give a competitor a try?