Custom Masters/Flo King
Phone: 407-331-4634
Fax: 407-331-0575

FAQ

BX5000 REPAIR INFORMATION
You can use our Factory Repair Service or continue reading for do-it-yourself information.

REPAIR-PARTS PHOTOS
Click here to see photos and descriptions of BX5000 repair parts.

MOTOR VS. MOTOR/SHAFT REPLACEMENT

We can supply the BX5000 Motor alone but strongly recommend the Motor/Shaft Assembly instead for repairs outside of the Flo King factory. It costs a little more but is much easier and more reliable to install. See options below.

OPTION ONE: MOTOR REPLACEMENT
One option is to replace only the Motor. See this link for instructions with step-by-step photos:

http://floking.com/repairs%20folder/bx5000%20motor%
20replacement%20.pdf

OPTION TWO: MOTOR/SHAFT REPLACEMENT (RECOMMENDED)
Much easier and more reliable to install but a little more expensive than Option One. See this link for instructions and step-by-step photos:

http://floking.com/repairs%20folder/BX3000-5000%20motor-shaft%20replacement.pdf

IDENTIFYING YOUR BX5000
Before ordering a Motor/Shaft Assembly and many other repair parts, you must first fully identify your pump. See explanation below.

The BX5000 is available in different body lengths and materials of construction to satisfy the many chemical solutions, temperatures, and tank variables used in metal finishing. Performance and price vary accordingly.

bx5000 lengths group

Explanation: The "weep hole" and impeller must be submerged at all times, or the pump will not operate. Like the propeller of an outboard boat motor, the Impeller spins at high speed and cannot perform its task without liquid contact. Solution should be at least 4 inches (10 cm) above the lower weep hole on the BX5000.

cutaway

MEASURE PUMP-BODY LENGTH
See the dimensional drawing below. Measure the "A" Dimension (from bottom of Pump/Motor Base where pump is mounted on tank to center of threaded pump discharge port, where solution is discharged from pump). This area is highlighted in yellow.

bx5000 drawing

Then refer to the chart below to determine if you have the BX5000-8, BX5000-10, BX5000-12, BX5000-14, BX5000-16, BX5000-18 or BX5000-20.

"A" Dimension Pump-Body Length*
8-3/4 inches (22 cm) BX5000-8
10-3/4 inches (27 cm) BX5000-10
12-3/4 inches (32 cm) BX5000-12
14-3/4 inches (37 cm) BX5000-14
16-3/4 inches (43 cm) BX5000-16
18-3/4 inches (48 cm) BX5000-18
20-3/4 inches (53 cm) BX5000-20

* Stainless steel BX5000 available only in 14" pump-body length.

MOTOR REQUIREMENTS
Specify motor voltage required — either 120 or 240 volt, single phase.

We can also supply 3-phase motors for the BX5000. Specify either 230 or 460 volt.

DETERMINE PUMP MATERIAL OF CONSTRUCTION
If you need parts other than the motor, check the color of the pump body submerged in solution. Gray in color is CPVC; white is polypro. Those are the two most popular materials. We also offer stainless steel and Kynar pump construction.

SOLUTION INFORMATION
To ensure that the proper internal metal-shaft material is provided to duplicate the existing pump, what type of solution, pH and temperature are involved?

SWIVELING IMPELLER HOUSING REPLACEMENT (5000 SHR)

swivel housingThe Swiveling Impeller Housing can normally be replaced outside of the Flo King factory. However, in some cases, customers find that a new swivel housing does not fit a used BX5000 pump body due to swelling or other distortion that has occurrred from solution heat and chemistry. If this is the case, it may be necessary to machine the swivel housng so that it fits the distorted pump body.

If you encounter this problem and do not have access to a lathe to machine the part yourself, send the SHR with the Base/Body Assembly (5000 BBR) to our factory. We can then machine the parts so they match.