Don’t Do These Things If You Want to Keep your Progressive Cavity Pump for a Lifetime

Published On: February 2, 20230 Comments on Don’t Do These Things If You Want to Keep your Progressive Cavity Pump for a LifetimeTags: Last Updated: January 21, 20244.2 min read

If you’re a progressive cavity pump owner, you know the value of your equipment and want to keep it around for as long as possible. But how do you do that? Many easily avoidable things can cause you to lose your PC pumps.

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Don’t use the pump until you’ve read the manual

Reading the manual before using your progressive cavity pumps is crucial. The manual will tell you how to use it safely, how to care for it, and how to maintain it. It’s also very important not to use the pump until you’ve read the manual.

Don’t run the pump without a motor

If you run the pump without a motor, it will overheat and be damaged. It’s important to remember that your Progressive Cavity Pump is a machine and needs to be run by a motor. We recommend using our original motors because they’re built specifically for our pump.

Don’t run the pump above its speed limits

Progressive cavity pumps are designed to work at a specific RPM (revolutions per minute). If you run your pump at a higher rpm than its maximum, it could be damaged and will not last as long. While running at speeds much lower than the recommended range is also detrimental to longevity, this is particularly true when it comes to running a pump too fast.

Don’t let the pump overheat.

Your pump needs to be cool. The pump is a sensitive piece of equipment, and if it gets too hot, it will shut down. This can lead to serious damage. So don’t let your pump overheat!

  • Make sure that you keep your Progressive Cavity Pump in a well-ventilated area with good air circulation. If the room is too hot or cold, this could cause problems for the pump’s performance as well as its longevity
  • Your Progressive Cavity Pump should not be placed near any direct sunlight or heat sources like radiators or heaters
  • Keep your Progressive Cavity Pump away from any liquids (including water)

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Don’t let liquid squirt out of the pump shafts.

The only thing worse than a cavity pump that squirts liquid out of its shafts does not do it. The cure for this problem is to replace your old pump with a new one. But the cure for that cure is not clear: sometimes it’s easy, sometimes expensive, and sometimes long-term.

Here’s what you can expect when replacing a cavity pump:

  • Easy: The parts are cheap and easy to replace by yourself. You might even be able to fix it yourself if you’re handy!
  • Expensive: You’ll need more advanced tools and training to get everything back together again successfully without damaging anything else (and costing yourself even more money).
  • Long-term: This sort of job often takes place under extreme manufacturing conditions that require specialized machinery meaning working on them can take days instead of hours or minutes if you don’t have access at home

Don’t clean the parts with high-pressure water or steam.

The pump is a delicate piece of equipment, and it requires careful cleaning. Don’t clean the parts with high-pressure water or steam. Instead, you should use a soft cloth and warm soapy water to clean any visible dirt off the pump. If you want to get more thorough with your cleaning, you can also purchase specialized brushes designed for cleaning pumps like this one.

Don’t let the shaft seals break down

The shaft seals are the most important part of your pump. If they break down, water will leak from your pump and the motor may fail. It’s a good idea to replace shaft seals yourself if you can: not only will you know that it’s done right, but it’s also much cheaper than buying a new pump.

Many easily avoidable things can cause you to lose your PC pumps

Many easily avoidable things can cause you to lose your PC pumps. The most common cause of pump failure is the build-up of hard water or minerals that are present in the water. This causes the pump to clog and overheat, which will damage it. In addition, if your water pressure is too high or too low, it can also cause damage to your pump. You should always check your water pressure and make sure it falls within the range recommended by the manufacturer on the product packaging. If you have well water that contains a lot of minerals, this can also be a problem for your pump. You may want to consider installing a filter system for your home if you experience problems with mineral buildup in your home’s plumbing system.


If you’re a progressive cavity pump owner, then you know that these machines are expensive. They cost thousands of dollars and take years to build up an inventory of parts to keep them running smoothly. So it’s important not to take any shortcuts when it comes time for maintenance or repairs if something goes wrong, then the results can be disastrous.

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