Maintenance: Pump Receiving

When Your Pump Arrives

  • Wastecorp's pump shipping container has been specifically designed to prevent transit damage
  • However, upon receipt of the shipment, check carefully to make sure that all equipment has been received and has not been damaged in transit
  • Report any damages to the carrier or directly to Wastecorp Pumps without delay by telephone 1.888.829.2783 or e-mail
  • Damage must we reported within 24 hours to the transit carrier to initiate a claim

Recommended Precautions: Pre-start of Your Diaphragm Pump

  • Do not turn speed control wheels on variable speed drives unless the motor is running
  • Avoid system pressures that may exceed one and a half times the operating point selected from the pump performance curve.
  • To prevent rupture of castings, gaskets or diaphragms, always install a by-pass line or relief valve on the discharge side of any positive displacement pump when a throttled discharge is required
  • No modifications, additions or deletions should be made to the pump, without prior approval of the factory
  • Prime movers powering the pumps may operate at high temperatures and to avoid burns–keep hands off mufflers and manifolds
  • Should the fluid temperature rise more than 50°F above ambient, expansion joints must be installed on both the suction and discharge ports to relieve any stress on the pump casing
  • All electrical wiring of the pump installation must be done by a licensed electrician who will observe local electrical codes
  • All motors require a magnetic starter with current over-load protection
  • Do not re-fill engine fuel tank while power unit is running
  • Prevent splashing of gasoline or other fuel while filling supply tank
  • In systems containing discharge check valves, gate valves, etc., pump will not prime against closed valve
  • Check the discharge valves making sure they are open before attempting to start pump. If there is a possibility of air being entrapped in the pump casing, install an automatic venting device to bleed off the air
  • Mud Sucker pumps are designed primarily for water, wastewater and debris laden pumping applications
  • Consult your owners manual for recommended precautions to take before pumping other liquids
  • Drain casing completely when servicing pump handling volatile or harmful liquids
  • Do not use pump in a combustible atmosphere
  • Make periodic checks of the tightness of suction and discharge pipe, drain, filler plug and pump gaskets
  • Check tightness of gasoline tank filler cap each time tank is filled
  • Operation should not proceed until all of the above items have been checked and are tight
  • After servicing the pump, always install the coupling guards, belt guards and other safety devices as originally found prior to disassembly