Leaks and causes the earth return to trip continually
The unit is about 6 years old so can't complain too much about longevity. However it started leaking eight or nine months after I bought it and it's still leaking. If I use the unit for an hour it'll leak about 8 litres which never bothered me all that much given the volume of water I was hosing onto the garden. However now it's causing the earth return to trip continually which cuts all power to the house. It's always had a cover and is on concrete so is clean and has no crap around it. Very frustrating.
I bought this pump because I believed in "German Engineering", price was very favorable too. After couple of months of light use for watering the garden it started leaking - I sent it for repair since it was still under warranty. Once it was fixed I believed everything was OK and started using it again as usual, however, after several months it started leaking again. I got it fixed, and again the same story, fails in short period of time .... I don't believe that this is normal for a garden pump. I wasted so much time around this pump and decided to dump it for some better brand.
Unuseable long term
Questions & Answers
Mine also has the leak at the main join wish to try replacing main seal
Where can I get one?
water leaking out from the middle - between the yellow and the black housing , your help needed , can it be the gasket between the 2 housing . your advise please , thank you.
Water leaks when AL-KO JET 601 is pumping. Have had the seal on impeller shaft replaced which helped, but it still leaks when pumping. Maybe the large O ring on housing if available?
John Trevor Haldane
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