: You did not mention the foot valve or the
: water source. If you are losing your prime
: you will want to make sure your foot valve
: is not leaking. Fill the suction line with
: water and allow it to sit for an hour or so.
: Go back and see if the water level is down.
: If so, replace the foot valve.
: As to your water source... is it deep
: enough? Your foot valve needs to be at least
: a few inches below the water surface or it
: will suck in air. Also, if shallow, it could
: be sucking up debris from the bottom,
: clogging the foot valve screen.
: Whatever it turns out to be, it sounds like
: the pump itself is okay. Air is your pumps
: worst enemy, especially on the suction side,
: and that is exactly what it sounds like. Air
: can also be a problem on the discharge side.
: Make sure your water has a clean exit with
: no air pockets.
: Hope this helps!
: --Previous Message--
: Hi, I'm having trouble getting my pump to
: prime, and even after it is primed it
: doesn't seem to be drawing water like it
: should. I've removed the outer housing to
: clean the impeller, cleaned the suction
: hose. The insert that goes in the housing;
: it has the bearing in it?... does that have
: to be in a certain position when you
: re-install it? Is it possible for it to slip
: around in there somehow? My pump is the one
: with the 9 h.p. Honda engine. I got it from
: Trickleez about 3 years ago, and it's worked
: perfectly up till last fall when I started
: having trouble. At the time I assumed the
: impeller was dirty. Does the impeller need
: replacing sometimes? It looks fine, I see no
: obvious damage or wear. Thanks!