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Postby Agimme » Sun 05 Feb, 2006 15:01

I just replaced the entire pool pump and motor and glued on some new pvc plumbling lines and still the pump won't prime.The motor comes on but can't seem to send enough water through to get it all going properly. Please help.

Pool Helper

Pool pump problem

Postby Pool Helper » Tue 07 Feb, 2006 13:00

If the pump is above the pool water level you will need to fill the lines with water first.

Often filling the pump with water will enable the pump to pull the remaining air through the suction line. You may need to do this a few times.

If there are any drips or leaks on the suction line when the pump is off, then your pump is probably sucking air (which is easier to pull through than water).

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