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Old-Biscuit

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Posted: 10/06/20 12:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ron3rd wrote:

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Turn pump on
Open nearest faucet Cold Side and let pump run

It should prime when it has a place to discharge to

Gave that a try OB with no luck.


How long did you let it run??

Can take quite a while when run dry provided you don't have an air leak on suction side


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I let it run about 30 seconds and saw no water go into the strainer. Should I let it run longer?


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Ron3rd wrote:

I let it run about 30 seconds and saw no water go into the strainer. Should I let it run longer?


Yes
It should be one of the diaphragm pumps and they are not hurt by running dry. It can take a while.

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Matt_Colie wrote:

Ron3rd wrote:

I let it run about 30 seconds and saw no water go into the strainer. Should I let it run longer?


Yes
It should be one of the diaphragm pumps and they are not hurt by running dry. It can take a while.

Matt


Thanks I'll run it longer.
I tried filling the strainer but still no prime.

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Ran it for 5 minutes and no water

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So, did you just put a little water in the tank or fill it? Tank needs to be pretty full to re-prime the system.

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It's about 2/3 full. Will that work?

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I believe the pump may be shot...It’s for this reason that I’ve always carried a spare pump...

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kedanie wrote:

So, did you just put a little water in the tank or fill it? Tank needs to be pretty full to re-prime the system.

Keith


We have a winner! Filled the tank up and it primed after about 15 seconds of running.

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These pumps are SUPPOSED to be self priming. However they can Air Lock.
So as one reply. JUST ONE that I saw Said. Open a major faucet. or stand on the toilet flush vlave to relieve all pressure on the pump outlet. YOu should hear it pick up and prime

I also suggest filling the supply tank FULL.


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