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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:12 am 
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Okay, today was only the second time I've had the XL tank out on the water and once again it worked great...primed awesome each time. However, one thing I could not figure out.......on the way back to the ramp, I cut the switch off and pulled up the water level control tube and locked it in place to drain the tank out. Few minutes later, I heard something running and it was the pump running....in the off position! That's right, it was running in the off position and the only way to stop it was disconnect the wiring harness from the battery. After getting back to the truck and everything loaded up, I hooked the battery up again and the pump came on instantly. If I slide the switch all the way to the left and hold it there, it will cut off but I have to hold it in that position.

MMiller.....do you know what might be going on? I talked to another Hobie XL bait tank owner at the ramp and they said theirs came on while traveling down the road and the switch was in the off position. Funny thing they mentioned, it only comes on in the off position when the tank is in the sun and it warms up. They first time I used the tank, it was cloudy and overcast with no sun and I didn't have this occur. I just got home and unloaded the tank out of the truck and plugged in the battery and the pump started running....what the heck????

Any others have this happen to them?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:25 am 
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Sounds like a $400 tank with a .99 cent switch in it.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:56 am 
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Not a ".99 cent" switch...

It is a reed switch. This is two metal wires in close proximity held within a water proof tube. The switch is turned on and off by moving a magnet molded into the red "switch".

There is a tight tolerance and it seems the magnets may be too powerful or too close to the reeds. Engineers created a spacer to move the magnet away by a fraction and that fixed issues where this was noted.

Contact your dealer to file a claim for the needed part.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:38 pm 
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So a $1.99 switch.. :mrgreen: Just ribbing you Miller! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:18 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Not a ".99 cent" switch...

It is a reed switch. This is two metal wires in close proximity held within a water proof tube. The switch is turned on and off by moving a magnet molded into the red "switch".

There is a tight tolerance and it seems the magnets may be too powerful or too close to the reeds. Engineers created a spacer to move the magnet away by a fraction and that fixed issues where this was noted.

Contact your dealer to file a claim for the needed part.



Matt....got my new reed switch/spacer in the mail today to hopefully resolve the issue I'm having with the pump tank coming on in the off position but no directions on how to install or where to put this spacer.....any pictures or instructions for this procedure?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:49 pm 
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Loosen the screws... place between tank and switch. Tighten.

Image shows spacer orientation and one installed.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:16 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Loosen the screws... place between tank and switch. Tighten.

Image shows spacer orientation and one installed.

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Matt....just followed your instructions and it appears to be working fine now! Thanks for the awesome Hobie Tech/Customer Service support...proud to be a Hobie owner!!!!!

Nathan

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:06 pm 
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Great news! Thanks for letting us know. This is a new feature and super cool due to the non-corrosive nature of the sealed reed switch. Be sure to let me know otherwise if another issue develops while using it.

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