This Beckett DP Series centrifugal pump is magnetically driven and contains no seals to leak or wear
out. It also contains no oil as other types of submersible utility pumps do, thereby eliminating the pos-
sibility of oil leaks which can foul your water. All electrical parts and connections are completely en-
capsulated with epoxy. These features, combined with very low energy consumption, make for a safe
and convenient pump which is economical to operate. In addition, it is essentially maintenance-free.
The Beckett DP Series pump is designed to operate completely submerged. Cleaning of the ﬁlter can
be reduced by placing the pump on a brick or patio stone in the water to raise it above the level of the
debris which accumulates on the bottom.
Preﬁlters are supplied with the pump. Using and maintaining clean preﬁlters will greatly decrease
maintenance in cleaning the impeller assembly as well as providing better water ﬁltration and pump
ﬂow. See Page 2 - Preﬁlter Cleaning.
The only serviceable part is the impeller assembly. It can be cleaned and inspected by removing the
screws holding the volute housing in place and lifting out the housing and impeller assembly. See Page
3 for diagram. Never attempt to disassemble the impeller assembly. If it becomes worn or broken,
simply replace the entire assembly. If the pump is taken out of service for a period of time (such as
during winter), ﬂush the pump out with clean fresh water and drain thoroughly before storing. Ensure
that the cord is protected from wear and abrasion.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO REPLACE OR SHORTEN THE CORD!
1. RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK –
ing-type attachment plug (3-prong plug). To reduce the risk of electric shock, be certain that it is
connected only to a properly grounded, grounding-type receptacle. Do not remove the grounding
2. RISK OF SEVERE ELECTRIC SHOCK –
by a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI). A GFCI must be provided in accordance with Section
680-51 of the national electric code. Contact a qualiﬁed electrician if you cannot verify that the
receptacle is protected by the GFCI.
3. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK:
A. Never use an extension cord to connect unit to electrical supply; provide a properly located
B. Never bury the 3-prong plug of the cord, it is not waterproof and severe electric shock will
1. This pump has been evaluated for use with water only.
2. Disconnect pump from power source before handling, servicing or working in the water in which the
pump is operating.
Your Beckett DP Series pump is cooled and lubricated with water. If the pump is plugged in while it
is out of the water, it is normal for it to rattle. However, while it will continue to operate if allowed to
run dry, it will sustain permanent heat damage after 30 minutes. Your Beckett DP Series pump is in-
tended to pump fresh water only. Do not use to pump oils, solvents, fuels, or salt water. Do not allow
PUMP MODEL NUMBER AND INFO LOCATED ON PUMP BACKPLATE NEAR POWER CORD
This pump is supplied with a grounding conductor and a ground-
Connect only to a grounded receptacle protected
APPROXIMATE PUMP FLOW (GPH @ HEAD)
USING 1" ID HOSE 0N DP800 & DP1200
and a 1-1/2" ID HOSE ON DP1800
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