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Old 12-01-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning a new Chugger Pump

I have a plastic head chugger and a SS head chugger.
Both had a "plastic" or "solvent" smell, the plastic head being worse.
On tearing them down, the impeller appears to be the main culprit.

Here is how I got rid of the smell:

- Remove the pump head, take it apart (only takes a couple of minutes).
- Scrub all the head parts with warm water and dish detergent.
- Dry, then wipe down with a q-tip dipped in alcohol.
- Scrub with dish detergent again
- Soak overnight in hot oxyclean solution
- Rinse, dry and reassemble

It only takes about 15 minutes, total. Give the plastic part of the impeller special attention.

These are very fine pumps, they simply have a little manufacturing residue that needs to be cleaned out.

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Old 12-01-2010, 04:21 PM   #2
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a soak in a good alkali cleaner like piping hot oxyclean solution should emulsify any residual oils in the pump head. That's all I did when I got my march pump and worked like a charm
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