ValuFlo 750 Pump User Guide

ValuFlo 750 Pump User Guide & troubleshooting

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INSTALLATION AND SERVICE MANUAL

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TYPE: STRAIGHT CENTRIFUGAL
MOTOR: INDUSTRIAL DUTY 1/8 HP, 1 PHASE, TEFC
1725 RPM (@60HZ), 115 VAC MOTOR
8 FT 3-PRONGED CORD
INLET: 2” FNPT
DISCHARGE: 1-1/2” FNPT
MATERIAL: 40% GLASS-FILLED POLYPROPYLENE WITH NORYL® IMPELLER
HARDWARE: STAINLESS STEEL
OPTIONS: SALTWATER SERVICE
ACCESSORIES: 90 CUBIC INCH STRAINER BASKETS (1.5” & 2”) 500 CUBIC INCH STRAINER BASKET (2”) SWING CHECK VALVES (1.5”, 2”, 3”)

*MOTORS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO AVAILABILITY OR SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

Model 4200VAF12
INLET
DISCHARGE
MAX FLOW (GPH) 4200
MAX HEAD (FEET) 12′
MAX POWER (WATTS) 166
MAX CURRENT (AMPS) 1.5
@(VOLTS) 115
MOTOR HP 1/8
MOTOR ENCLOSURE TEFC
IMPELLER 9

ValuFlo 750 Pump User Guide  & troubleshooting 3Read this manual completely before you install or operate your new pump. This is an external “out-of-pond” pump.
It is not submersible. Do not allow this pump to become submerged. Never run dry. Maximum case pressure – 25 PSI.

We congratulate you on your choice of the ValuFlo® 750 centrifugal pump. Its leading-edge design provides you with high output at a minimal operating cost. It is carefully constructed to give you long-term, reliable service. To ensure proper performance, we urge you to carefully follow the instructions in this manual. If you have any questions, please call your supplier for assistance or visit www.mdminc.com/support.

INSTALLATION

Please read carefully. When properly installed, the ValuFlo® 750 will provide dependable, trouble-free service.

  1. Do not submerge the unit in water – it is not a submersible pump. Do not allow the pump to become submerged during transient periods, such as heavy rain, run-off, etc.
  2. Locate the pump as near the water source as possible. Flooded suction is preferred.
  3. The pump is not self-priming. Therefore, if the fluid level is below the pump, a swing check valve must be installed below the water level. The pump and inlet line
    must be primed prior to starting up. A strainer basket is recommended for non-flooded installations.
  4. Mount the motor base to a secure, immobile foundation.
  5. Use only plastic fittings on both the inlet and discharge ports. Seal the inlet & discharge fittings with Teflon® pipe dope. These fittings should be self-supported and in neutral alignment with each port (i.e., Fittings must not be forced into port alignment which may cause premature line failure or damage to the pump volute).
  6. Never restrict the inlet. Keep both inlet and discharge lines as free of elbows and valves as possible. Always use a pipe of adequate diameter. This will reduce friction losses and maximize output. Never use an inlet line of smaller diameter than the discharge line. Minimize the suction lift.

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ValuFlo 750 Pump User Guide  & troubleshooting 5WARNING: ALWAYS SHUT OFF ELECTRICAL POWER BEFORE INSTALLATION AND / OR SERVICING THIS PUMP.
ALL ELECTRICAL WIRING SHOULD MEET STATE AND LOCAL ORDINANCES. THE VALUFLO® 750 PUMP MOTOR IS DESIGNED FOR
115 VAC 60HZ POWER ONLY. 230V 50HZ MOTORS ARE AVAILABLE. CONTACT YOUR SUPPLIER FOR INFORMATION.

ELECTRICAL HOOK-UP

Carefully examine the power cord before use. Do not use this power cord if there is any visible damage. Do not use this power cord in water or if the motor or electrical receptacle is in contact with any standing water. This power cord should only be plugged into a properly installed 115 VAC GFI receptacle. Always test
cycle a GFI receptacle to determine its condition before use.

PUMP END ASSEMBLY

  1. Inspect all pump parts (O-ring, O-ring groove, impeller hub ID, motor shaft, etc.) and clean if necessary.
  2. Apply sealant to the bracket bore ID wall and around the seal case – follow sealant manufacturer’s instructions. We recommend using Gasgacinch®. Silicone sealant can also be used.
  3. Press the carbon graphite seal into the bracket while taking care not to touch or damage the carbon-graphite face. Never touch or apply pressure to the carbon graphite seal face.
  4. Screw the (4) M-Bolts five complete turns into the threaded holes located on the motor face.
  5. Mount the bracket to the motor by aligning the keyholes over each bolt head, then rotate clockwise which will position the small keyhole slot under each bolt head. Tighten each bolt with a wrench to secure the bracket to the motor (8-25 inch-pounds force)
  6. Carefully, lubricate the seal seat elastomer OD and impeller hub ID with water. Press the seal seat into the impeller hub making certain that the ceramic is in evenly – the sealing surface should be parallel with the impeller hub.
  7. Apply clean water to the carbon-graphite and seal seat sealing surfaces. Do not use silicone lubricants or grease.
  8. Lock the shaft by placing a screwdriver blade into the shaft slot at the far end of the motor. Thread the impeller onto the motor shaft. Thread until the impeller
    securely contacts the shaft shoulder.
  9. Seat the large O-ring into the bracket O-ring groove.
  10. Assemble the volute onto the bracket with (6) P-Bolts (10-24 x 2 ¾” carriage bolts) and (6) flanged locknuts. Tighten in a cross pattern (30 lb. in.).
  11. Install the drain plug and O-ring, into the volute drain hole.
  12. Before operating the ValuFLo 750, allow a proper cure time for the sealant used in step 2.

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NO. DESCRIPTION VALUFLO® P/N
1 DRAIN PLUG 1000.110 LG
2 0-RING (DRAIN PLUG) E014B70
3 VOLUTE 750.070 LG
4 LARGE 0-RING 750.061
5 IMPELLER 750.059
6 SS SEAL 750.0414
7 BRACKET 750.030 LG
8 SLINGER 750.010
9 HARDWARE KIT: (6) P-BOLT, (6) FLANGED LOCK NUT WASHER, (4) M-BOLT 750.502

Note: These part numbers are only for standard models within the ValuFlo® 750 series.

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DISASSEMBLY

  1. Shut off power to the motor before servicing any pump.
  2. Unplug the power cord.
  3. Disassemble the volute from the bracket (6) P-Bolts and (6) flanged locknuts. The volute may remain attached to the plumbing to help simplify reinstallation.
  4. Lock the shaft by placing a screwdriver blade into the shaft slot at the far end of the motor. Unthread the impeller from the motor shaft.
  5. Remove the ceramic seal seat, with a rubber boot, from the impeller hub (if you are replacing the seal).
  6. Loosen the (4) M-Bolts attaching the bracket to the motor. Rotate the bracket counterclockwise until the screw heads are located in the large keyhole slots.
    Liftoff the bracket from the motor.
  7. Remove the carbon-graphite seal assembly from the bracket by pressing it out from the motor side of the bracket. Do not pry it out with a screwdriver from the pump cavity side of the bracket (if you are replacing the seal).

MAINTENANCE

Lubrication
Motor – Permanently Lubricated ball bearings – no service required.
Rotary Seal – Requires no lubrication after assembly.

WARNING: EYE PROTECTION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
*The pump must be drained before servicing or if stored below freezing temperatures. Periodic replacement of seals may be required due to normal carbon wear.

SYMPTOM PROBLEM RESOLUTION
No Flow InsufficientPrime Prime system with water and purge all air from suction piping.
Install check valve.
Insufficient Power Verify power supply and connection from panel to pump.
Verify proper voltage. Some models are dual voltage (115/230).
Flow Restriction Ensure valves are open.
Ensure plumbing is clear, including suction strainers, check valves, etc.
Verify check valve orientation and direction of permitted flow.
Clean out leaves or other debris from basket strainer (if applicable).
Air leak Fix air leaks at fittings, connections, strainer basket etc. This typically occurs on the intake side.
System Incompatibility Verify hydraulic compatibility: i.e. pump 8. pipe are sized for the system.
Low Flow Air leak Fix air leaks at fittings, connections, strainer basket etc. This typically occurs on the intake side.
System Incompatibility Verify hydraulic compatibility: i.e. pump 8. pipe are sized for the system.
Insufficient Power Verify power supply and connection from panel to pump.
Verify proper voltage. Some models are dual voltage (115/230).
Flow Restriction Ensure valves are open.
Ensure plumbing is clear, including suction strainers, check valves, etc.
Clean out leaves or other debris from basket strainer (if applicable).
Insufficient Prime Prime system with water and purge all air from suction piping.
Cavitation Verify airtight plumbing on the suction plumbing especially fittings.
Clean out leaves or other debris from basket strainer (if applicable).
Increase pipe size where possible.
Decrease suction pipe length, reduce the number of elbows, etc.
Verify hydraulic compatibility: i.e. pump and pipe are sized for the system.
Sporadic Operation Insufficient Power Verify power supply and connection from panel to pump.
Verify proper voltage. Some models are dual voltage (115/230).
Poor Ventilation
Ensure adequate airflow over motor to prevent overheating.
Excessive Noise Cavitation Verify airtight plumbing on the suction plumbing especially fittings.
Clean out leaves or other debris from basket strainer (if applicable).
Increase pipe size where possible.
Decrease suction pipe length, reduce the number of elbows, etc.
Verify hydraulic compatibility: i.e. pump and pipe are sized for the system.
Insufficient Power Verify power supply and connection from panel to pump.
Verify proper voltage. Some models are dual voltage (115/230).
Flow Restriction Ensure valves are open.
Ensure plumbing is clear, including suction strainers, check valves, etc.
Verify check valve orientation and direction of permitted flow.

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Gasgacinch® is a registered trademark of Porter Manufacturing.
Noryl® is a registered trademark of the General Electric Company.
Teflon® is a registered trademark of the Chemours Corporation.
ValuFlo® is a registered trademark of MDM Incorporated.
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