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

FAQ

LOW-PROFILE BXL5000 REPAIR INFORMATION
In general, the low-profile BXL5000 is more difficult to repair than our standard pumps with upright motors. This is because the BXL5000 is a belt-drive unit with many more working parts.

For major BXL5000 repairs, we strongly recommend our Factory Repair Service. Click here for details.

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DO-IT-YOURSELF REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS AND PHOTOS

Click here to see photos and descriptions of BXL5000 repair parts.

Also see this link for disassembly/repair instructions with step-by-step photos.

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

IDENTIFYING YOUR BXL5000
Before ordering many repair parts, you must first fully identify your pump. See explanation below.

The BXL5000 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.

low profile body lengths

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 BXL5000.

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IS SERIAL NUMBER AVAILABLE?
First, check to see if the Flo King Serial Number Label on the motor is still visible.

serial  number location

If the Serial Number label is no longer available or is illegible, follow the instructions below.

Note - Some Serial Numbers Untraceable: We are unable to trace some Serial Numbers, particularly older ones, because they were entered in a now-outdated database, so it is always a good idea to provide the information requested below.

MEASURE PUMP-BODY LENGTH
Refer to the dimensional drawing below. Measure the "A" Dimension (from bottom of Pump Base to bottom of Swiveling Impeller Housing). This area is highlighted in yellow.bxl5000 drawing

Then see the chart below to determine if you have the BXL5000-8, BXL5000-10, BXL5000-12 or BXL5000-14.

"A" Dimension Pump-Body Length
10-3/4 inches (28 cm) BXL5000-8
12-3/4 inches (32 cm) BXL5000-10
14-3/4 inches (38 cm) BXL5000-12
16-3/4 inches (43 cm) BXL5000-14

* Stainless steel BXL5000 available only in 12" pump-body length.

DETERMINE PUMP MATERIAL OF CONSTRUCTION
Check the color of the pump body that is submerged in solution. The two most common materials are CPVC (gray in color) and polypro (white). We also offer stainless steel and Kynar.

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?

MOTOR REQUIREMENTS
The standard BXL5000 motor is single phase, 120 or 240 volt. Specify voltage when ordering.

The BXL5000 is also available with a 3-phase motor. Specify either 230 or 460 volt.

SWIVELING IMPELLER HOUSING REPLACEMENT (50XL 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 BXL5000 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 (50XL BBR) to our factory. We can then machine the parts so they match.