Anytime you are facing an issue where you need hydraulic pump repairs, it means downtime on the worksite. This downtime could last for several hours to days, depending on how quickly you can fix the issue and get a professional out there to do the job. You may want to reach for troubleshooting the problem first to reduce the downtime on the site rather than calling in a professional immediately. Here are some quick troubleshooting options based on the issues your pumps may be having.
General Pump Troubleshooting
There are a few things you will want to check to ensure the issue is not just a general pump issue. During these troubleshooting steps you will need to check suction strainer first. Remove the strainer and clean it out to ensure there is no debris causing a blockage that could lead to an air or water leak. Once you have done this, check your plumbing lines. Flush them and make sure they are flowing properly. If everything seems okay with the strainer and the plumbing, then move to changing the oil to a higher quality. Check the speed of the pump as well, and reset it if necessary.
Water Leaking Issues
If you are having issue with water leaking from the pump, then you may want to check a few areas before calling in for hydraulic pump repairs. The reservoir is the first area to check. Look for water condensation building up to the point that it could be causing the appearance of a water leak. This could be a sign that the pump needs cleaning, and not necessarily that there is a leak. If this is not the issue, then check the water leak itself. If you notice an oil sheen in the water, then the leak could be mixing your water with oil and a professional will need to be contacted.
Air Leaking Issues
Air leaking from the pump could cause a number of issues, including a high pitched noise or rattling. If this seems to be the problem, begin troubleshooting with the valves and connectors. Listen and look for any air that may be leaking from these areas. If it isn't an obvious leak, you can check by misting the area with water and looking for air pushing through or bubbling the water. The issue could also be with the oil reserve. Make sure that it is filled properly. If it is under filled then you may be experiencing an issue that simulates air leaking.
By taking these troubleshooting steps, you maybe able to fix the issue without very little downtime. If you still need hydraulic pump repairs, then contact your local professional for pricing and scheduling of the repair.