I have a Salamander ESP CPV 100 water pump. Has worked fine since installed
(noisy as heck though). Now we have a problem.
Normally we turn off the electrics to the pump (fused and switched spur) in
the evening so that it doesn't kick in late at night when running the basin
taps. Yesterday when turned on the pump was dead. None of the indicator leds
on the top were lit. I assumed a fuse had blown - consumer unit was fine so
I switched the fuse in the spur - still dead. Tried turning it off for a few
hours. Tried again and then it burst into life. Working fine.
Today a similar story. Pump worked in the morning, dead in the afternoon.
Called Salamander. Waited to be called back. Tried pump again - working!
five minutes later dead again.
The pump is about two years old and is either just in or out of warranty.
According to salamander they will sell me a replacement at trade price and
scrap my old one if I can't find the pump purchase details. They think it's
probably a fault with the PCB - which they cannot supply or repair - so a
replacement will be required.
Anyone experienced anything similar? I'm wondering if perhaps it's a dry
solder joint or something. The pump has an LED panel on the top and I just
thing it's just not getting any power (otherwise it would be lit with a
With such a short life I'm a bit reluctant to buy one from them again. I'm
also wondering if a two year life is 'reasonable' for a water pump.