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Monarch pump, lack of suction
Posted by John King on 5/4/2007, 7:48 am
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!