Agidel - compact and reliable pumps, popular among summer residents and owners of country households. They successfully pumped water from quite a decent depth. But, as with any technology, they also have a breakdown. Agree, it would be nice to cope with the repair yourself, without resorting to the services of specialists.
And what if the pump does not pump water? It turns out that in the event of a breakdown, repairing the Agidel pump yourself is not so difficult. It is enough to know his device, the principle of operation and features of operation.
We will tell you about the most common problems of popular equipment and their causes. The article collected and summarized expert advice, given the scheme of work, as well as useful photos and videos that will help deal with the problem.
The content of the article:
- Models and features of operation
- Causes of the most common breakdowns
How to repair “Agidel M”
- Break # 1. Water stopped flowing
- Break # 2. Worn gland
- Useful videos on the topic
Models and features of operation
“Agidel-M” and “Agidel 10” are surface type models production of Ufa software. Relatively high performance at an affordable price, compact size, high maintainability - all this made the pump “Agidel” popular and in demand in Russia and near abroad.
The model “Agidel-M” is acquired even by those owners of private houses who use the services of the central water supply. In such cases, it serves as a stabilizer. system pressure.
This small device weighs only 6 kg and its power is also relatively small - only 370 watts. The hose can be immersed to a depth of 7 m, but if you use an ejector - this figure will increase to 15 meters.
With proper operation of such a pump, it is possible to achieve a water pressure of about 20 m, which is quite enough to perform many operations, for example, for watering or pumping out water from various containers. Power “Agidel 10” higher - 500 kW. He is three kilograms heavier, his weight is 9 kg.
This diagram clearly shows the device of the pump “Agidel-M”. Before starting repair, it is recommended to study this scheme in order to properly disassemble and assemble the device.
“Agidel 10” provides pressure up to 30 m. This is quite enough in order not only to pump out the water from their well, but to organize autonomous water supply at home or cottages with quite comfortable working pressure in the system. A useful feature of the pumps “Agidel” is quite a long time.
The engine of the device is equipped with an efficient cooling system, therefore it does not overheat during operation. However, these devices are demanding of operating conditions. The use of pumps “Agidel” in the right conditions allows reducing the number of failures or avoiding them altogether.
The “Agidel 10” pumps are more powerful than the “Agidel-M” model, and also provide a head up to 30 meters, which allows using it for independent water supply at home
Pumps of this type are designed for pumping clean water without pollution and with a temperature not exceeding 35 degrees. Before starting operation, you should carefully examine all the technical documentation of the device, taking into account the characteristics of a particular model.
Both modifications “Agidel 10” and “Agidel M” require preliminary preparation. The pump parts of the devices must first be filled with water in order not to burn the mechanical seal.
Both pump models should be installed on a flat, level and hard surface. The pump can work in other conditions, but at the same time its efficiency decreases markedly. It is important to withstand all distances.
For example, if water is taken from a tank or some water body, from the bottom of this object to the receiving valve of the hose connected to the pump must remain at least 350 mm free space.
The pump “Agidel” is completed with all the elements necessary for its successful installation and operation. Complying with the manufacturer’s requirements has allowed this pump to operate for several decades.
The closer the pump to the water source, the higher its efficiency. Therefore, “Agidel” almost never put in the house.
Placed outside residential buildings, the device should be protected from precipitation and direct sunlight, the effects of which can overheat even the unit that is turned off. To protect fit durable box, which can be made independently.
This is a suitable option for giving where the pump is used only in summer time. To work in the cold, this device is not intended. What to do if you want to use “Agidel” all year round?
The most time-consuming solution to the problem looks like this: you need to dig a deep enough pit to install a pump in it below the level of soil freezing.
Sometimes the owners decide to put “Agidel” in the house, resigned to some loss in the effectiveness of its work. Or you can place a separate heated room near the water source.
This method may not be the most difficult, but it is certainly the most costly to implement and during operation.
To install the “Agidel” pump, you should use a solid, flat horizontal base. This will ensure maximum efficiency and productivity of its work.
If the owners of the house have a sufficiently spacious well, the pump can be installed directly in it. So it will be well below the level of soil freezing and will be reliably protected from the cold.
Platform for installation pump agidel serves as a special raft of compact dimensions or brackets fixed below the depth of seasonal freezing of soils. The proximity of the device to the source affects the pump efficiency extremely positively.
It is necessary to place the device very carefully on a raft, since the danger of contact between the device body and water increases. This is highly undesirable, because it is a surface, not an immersion model. This solution will cause another problem - the lack of cable length.
The cable for such pumps is very short - only one and a half meters. You will most likely have to build up the cable, carefully isolating the joints with shrink sleeves.
The use of household extension cords inside the well is extremely undesirable, since even with a small contact of the connection with water a short circuit is practically guaranteed.
Agidel pumps have a very short cable, just 1.5 meters. If necessary, it can be extended or used extension.
A great way to break the “Agidel” at the very beginning of its operation - turn it on without pouring water. For these units, the “dry run” is strictly contraindicated. As a result, the cuff will deteriorate and lose tightness, water will get into the engine, and it will burn.
It will be possible to repair the breakdown only by its complete replacement, and such a case does not fall under the warranty conditions.
To fill the “Agidel” with water before starting operation, you will need a 1.5 liter water tank and a funnel with the thread required to screw it into the filling valve. After 4 - 5 minutes after pouring, the device can start pumping water. Before filling, it should be noted that the device's engine immediately fails when water hits it.
It is not allowed to use the pump Agidel 10 for any purpose without preliminary filling.
Causes of the most common breakdowns
If the pump “Agidel” problems, first of all, you should check the conditions of its operation. There were cases when a simple change in the position of the pump, for example, setting it on a more reliable basis, made it possible to significantly improve the situation.
Were previously mentioned problems with electric cable or pump motor. Such problems are extremely rare if the device is properly used.
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All types of breakdowns associated with the need to disassemble the unit during the warranty period are made by the workshop with which the manufacturer has entered into an agreement
If air plugs remain in the pump when filling, loosen the screw located on the side of the housing. Through it after weakening bubbles should go
If the water supply is reduced, it is worth reducing the length of the water pipe. When designing the system, the shortest route should be considered, preferably without turns
Without knowledge of electrical engineering and experience in electrical equipment troubleshooting, there is no need to undertake engine repair
If the water supply by the pump has drastically reduced, all other conditions being the same, it is necessary to clean the filter. It is located on the suction pipe, which is removed for cleaning from the source
If the valve passes water during the filling process, it should be removed and checked for tightness. Testing is carried out by pouring water into the valve. Change if he misses
If air leakage occurs at the suction pipe connection to the pump, check the seals, replace them if necessary.
If the operating conditions of the electric pump specified by the manufacturer are not followed, the motor will overheat. At overloads, the current relay is activated
Warranty repair of pumps of the brand Agidel series M
Do-It-Yourself DIY Troubleshooting
Fight against reduced pump performance
Engine repair is carried out in the workshop
Sharp decrease in the amount of water supplied
Replacing a leaking valve with a spare
Replacing seals at the junction with the pipe
Causes of engine overheating and failure
The reasons for breakdowns, when the pump Agidel for some reason does not pump water, is not so much. Among the most frequent it is worth noting the wrong picked up hose or leaky gland. In both cases, the damaged item must be replaced. Before starting this procedure, especially if we are talking about the stuffing box, you will have to carefully examine the pump device.
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The pump brand Agidel 10, like all versions of electric pumps, during the warranty period should be repaired in the workshop if disassembly of the unit is required
Contact the workshop should, if after switching on the engine does not start or stops working
You can manually replace the seal of the suction pipe connection, clean the filter and replace the valve
For normal operation of the pump it is necessary to comply with the conditions indicated by the manufacturer. If necessary, increase the depth of the fence should use an ejector
Warranty repair of the pump with the logo of Agidel 10
Common Causes for Contacting a Workshop
Ways to exclude pump motor overloads
How to repair “Agidel M”
As mentioned above, there are not so many reasons for the Agidel pump failure. We will look at the two most common ones and tell you how to handle them.
Break # 1. Water stopped flowing
If the water from the pump enters unevenly, jerks or stops flowing altogether, but at the same time the pump turns on and hums, there is most likely a problem with the hose. When such signs appear, it is best to turn off the pump immediately to prevent operation in the “dry run” mode. This is especially important when it comes to the “Agidel M” model.
Problems tend to occur when using a normal rubber hose. It happens as follows. During operation of the pump, a rarefied medium is created inside the hose cavity, and the pressure is reduced.
Normal hose is not designed for such loads. Its walls are deformed, reducing the clearance inside the hose, or completely collapse.
With surface pumps “Agidel” it is recommended to use a special plastic-reinforced barrier or water pipe. Normal rubber hose may collapse
As a result, water goes into the system in spurts or stops flowing altogether. Correct the situation is not difficult. To do this:
- Disconnect the pump from the power supply.
- Remove it from the protective box.
- Remove the old hose.
- Attach new hose with suitable specifications.
- If necessary, fill the device with water (in the case of the “Agidel M” model).
- Set the pump to its original place.
- Connect it to the power supply and turn it on.
Usually after replacing the hose, the water enters the system evenly and with good pressure. To prevent the hose from collapsing, it is recommended to use a special material reinforced with plastic spiral. Such a hose is extremely resistant to external influences and never collapses.
An effective alternative to reinforced hose can be a plastic water pipe. If it is more convenient, you can drop into the source just such a construction.
Break # 2. Worn gland
More complex problems arise when the gland wears out in the “Agidel” pump, i.e. special seal that is installed on the motor shaft in the place where the water pump is attached to it.
To replace, the pump will almost completely have to be disassembled. The leakage from the drainage hole of the device indicates problems with the gland. Disassemble the pumps of this type, following approximately this scheme:
- On the upper part of the body, you should find three fastening bolts and unscrew them.
- After the bolts have been removed, the cover must be removed from the device.
- Then you need to unscrew four more mounting bolts that hold the motor.
- After that, you should carefully remove the motor housing.
- Now access to the cochlea is released, which also needs to be removed.
- To do this, unscrew four more mounting bolts.
- Under the impeller is a rubber gasket that must be removed.
- Now it is necessary to unscrew the nut, which fixes the impeller.
- The armature axle is removed from the impeller.
- From the body remove the bearing and anchor.
- After that, the first gland should be carefully removed from the impeller, then the plastic separator, then the second gland.
- Now, instead of the old glands, you must take a new one and assemble the entire device in reverse order.
Even from this brief description, it can be seen that the disassembly and reassembly of the “Agidel” pump requires carefulness and scrupulousness. It is necessary to prepare a place for all the elements in advance.
In order to facilitate the reassembly, it makes sense to lay out the details, not as horrible, but in the correct sequence. The device includes many mounting bolts. It is best to provide for them separate boxes, so as not to lose anything and not confuse.
To loosen the nut that holds the impeller, it is recommended to use a special narrow socket wrench. A suitable tool is in the master’s hand, too thick — close by, for comparison.
In practice, properly disassemble “Agidel” is not easy. With improper handling, the device can be seriously spoiled. More serious repair and intervention of the expert is required. Start with the right preparation. So, before you start disassembling the pump, you must purchase the necessary parts, i.e. oil seals.
It is easy to buy them, it is not a deficient element, it is recommended to take two omentum at once and replace both, although there is no rule forbidding to replace only one.
However, practice shows that if one omentum is worn out, the second will soon suffer the same fate. In order not to carry out assembly and disassembly again, it is easier to immediately change both glands.
If you need to replace two glands at the same time, they should be carefully dislodged from the seat with a suitable tool.
Experienced professionals recommend stocking up not two glands, but take a set of 4, 6 or 8 elements. The gland does not just need to be put in place, it should be pressed in. This component is easily damaged if handled carelessly.
In order not to go to the market for a new seal, it is better to create a small stock, especially since these items are not that expensive.
With waste seals can not particularly stand on ceremony, but the plastic separator, which is between them, should be removed carefully
For loosening fixing bolts it is very convenient to use a special end head of a suitable size. Bolts standard on 13. If the pump was operated correctly, it was cleaned and lubricated in time, then big problems with loosening the bolts should not arise.
A socket wrench, called a head, will also be required to loosen the nut by 13, which holds the impeller on the motor shaft. Requires a special compact key with a narrow knob, about 6 mm. The fact is that access to the nut is somewhat limited, it is in a narrow recess. The head of the usual sizes simply will not enter there.
Problems can arise when it is necessary to remove the armature axis from the impeller of the pump. This element sits quite tightly, you have to make additional, but careful efforts. If, when trying to remove an element simply with his hands, he does not move, he will have to knock him out.
To do this, take a metal (iron or brass) rod. The motor housing is mounted on a support so that it is possible to attach this metal rod to the armature axis. After that, the rod sharply hit with a hammer.
As a result of the strike, both the anchor and the bearing will come out of the motor case, which will allow to easily remove the impeller from the shaft.
If for some reason it is decided to replace only one gland, the upper gland, it is simply picked out with a suitable tool. But when replacing both seals, they must be carefully knocked out of the body.
If there is a head of the desired size, you can use it. If such a tool was not found, you can simply pry out the punch from a suitable piece of wood.
New seals are pressed into place one by one, first one, then a separator, then another one. use the tool, suitable by the sizes and a configuration, and also a vice
Knocking is done carefully to avoid unnecessary deformation of other elements in the pump design. Particularly careful handling requires a plastic element separating the glands.
It is not known for what reasons, but to find the same in the free market is very difficult, although the seals are freely sold in specialized outlets. Therefore, experts recommend a separator to carefully protect.
The gland for the pump “Agidel-M” has an outer diameter of 22 mm, and its internal diameter is 10 mm. The height of the element is 7 mm. At installation of both epiploons it is necessary to remember that its spring should be directed to the impeller. The plastic separator also needs to be installed correctly. It should not block the drainage hole.
You can use a vice for backmounting of glands, as well as a round and smooth element, the diameter of which corresponds to the diameter of the gland. Pressing is performed alternately, i.e. first put the first gland, then mount the separating element, then press the second gland. Before continuing the reassembly, it is recommended to lubricate the axis of the armature with litol, this will facilitate the installation work.
The remaining stages of the reassembly increased complexity does not differ. After the device is assembled and filled with water, it is recommended to turn it on and make sure that the leakage from the drain hole is no longer observed. If this is the case, the repair can be considered successful, and the device is serviceable.
Useful videos on the topic
Video # 1. Interesting experience in the operation and repair of the pump “Agidel-M”:
Video # 2. Details of the preparation of the pump “Agidel-M” to work:
Video # 3. A visual demonstration of the pump “Agidel 10”:
Most often during the operation of the pump “Agidel” it is the gland that gives the owners of the device trouble.In general, it is a reliable device. With proper maintenance and regular care, such a pump can faithfully serve for several decades.
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