Introduction

Follow this guide to remove the handle of a Tara pump for replacement or repair.

  1. Before performing any repairs, perform a water test on the pump by raising and lowering the handle a full 40 strokes. A properly performing pump will yield greater than 10 liters.
    • Before performing any repairs, perform a water test on the pump by raising and lowering the handle a full 40 strokes. A properly performing pump will yield greater than 10 liters.

    • Use a Tara tool to loosen the jam nuts on either side of the pump.

    • The bolts do not need to be loosened or removed, only the nuts need to be loosened.

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  2. Unscrew the lock bolts about half an inch.
    • Unscrew the lock bolts about half an inch.

      • The bolts do not need to be removed from the base.

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    • Pull the plastic bushing and handle straight up out of the pump.

      • If the bushing doesn't come up, loosen the lock bolts further.

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    • Lift up the handle and riser main until the joint between the two is at a comfortable height to work on.

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    • Loosen the jam nut beneath the pump handle using the Tara tool.

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    • Unscrew the pump handle from the top of the riser main.

    • Make sure someone is tightly holding the lower portion of the riser main to prevent losing it down the well.

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    • Lift and remove the handle from the pump. Store the handle in a sanitary place to prevent contamination.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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