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So, I discovered the other day my battery was dead in my R160CC (2016). I've had this boat for two years does not even have 100 hrs on it. But when i went to replace the battery even with the battery switch off, the bilge pump ran continuously and I couldn't get it to stop? Idk if something is wrong with the wiring or the float switch but has this happened to any one else and does Robalo warranty cover this?

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Bilge is supposed to be wired to run with the battery switch off, how else could it bail the boat in a  slip?

Yes, Robalo's warranty should cover replacing the switch, but you have to go through a Robalo dealer.

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2 minutes ago, RickR160 said:

Bilge is supposed to be wired to run with the battery switch off, how else could it bail the boat in a  slip?

Yes, Robalo's warranty should cover replacing the switch, but you have to go through a Robalo dealer.

Thanks! I know it runs automatically but wasn't sure why it was continuously running for no reason. Ill reach out to the local robalo dealer. 

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Mine did the same after my first ride.  Not knowing any better, I disconnected the batteries to get it to stop.  Then I discovered the float was getting stuck on the bilge.  Had it replaced and haven’t had any issues since 

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Using Forum member Jorge's past-submitted photo...

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...If you remove the deck plate indicated by the arrow above...

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...you'll be able to see and access the Bilge pump/switch assembly pictured on page 13 of the R160 Parts Manual that ba_fisher's above PDF download link provides.

Good luck!

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On 5/20/2019 at 12:41 PM, Kturner said:

Thanks! I know it runs automatically but wasn't sure why it was continuously running for no reason. Ill reach out to the local robalo dealer. 

You have a piece of trash under the float switch holding it up, probably a piece of the flotation material. It's happened to me a couple of times.

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You have connected ground to the pump side of the float switch.You can find the wiring diagram all over the Internet. The wiring for auto/manual bilge pumps is universal.

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