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Foltec Trash Pump will not suck

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03-25-10, 04:44 PM   #1  
Foltec Trash Pump will not suck

I bought and set up a Flotec Model 5455 5hp gas powered Trash pump on the edge of our growing pond. It started right up and sucked like crazy for one hour. Then ran out of gas. I refilled and restarted. Only now it will not suck at all. No water through the hose. I checked for blockage and found none. All fittings seemed tight. I have about 50 feet of hose installed on the pump at present. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Dan

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03-25-10, 08:10 PM   #2  
Try putting the pump closer to the water source so it doesn't have to draw the water so far up the hose. Then move it away as it is pumping if needed.

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