I have no suction on my Super Jet Filter, do I need a new motor?
There are a few reasons that the Super Jet Filter can lose suction, most of which can be fixed with a simple adjustment. The following is a list of troubleshooting points to check for:
The intake hose is loose on the pump. The vinyl intake tube can get stretched over time and allow air to leak in and stop suction to be created. Simply remove the tube from the fitting and cut off a ½” of the tube and replace on the fitting.
The O-Ring on the port fitting has become crimped. This will also cause air to infiltrate the system and stop suction. Remove the port fitting and straighten or replace the O-Ring.
The intake hose may be flush against the bottom of the fermentor. Make sure the intake hose opening is off the bottom of the fermentor.
The Pump Head is clogged or dirty. Disassemble the Pump Head, clean it, and remove all the debris.
The filters have binded (clogged). Stop filtering and replace the pads with the correct level of filter pads, and make sure you are drawing wine from the center of the fermentor (not the bottom to avoid sediment).
It is very rare that a pump will fail on a Buon Vino filter product, the fan will not run and there will be no pumping noise from the pump housing. In the rare event of a pump failure contact Buon Vino at:
Buon Vino Manufacturing
365 Franklin Boulevard
Cambridge, ON, N1R 8G7