Prime in Pump Lost?


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Old 01-28-03, 03:10 AM
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Prime in Pump Lost?

We lost power last night and now have no water this morning. Could it be possible that we lost the prime on our well pump - and if so how do we prime it??
 
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Old 01-28-03, 04:32 AM
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It's possible, but there should be a check valve to prevent that.

Is it an above-ground pump or submerged and can you hear it running?
 
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Old 01-28-03, 04:36 AM
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Had a second thought after posting, don't think a submerged pump can lose prime (duh!).

Be sure to check for tripped breakers in the pump circuit.

If the pump is running but you get no water, you will need to open the suction side of the pump (side toward the well) and pour water in. Then close it and start pump. Should be a fitting or plug somewhere on the suction side of the pump housing or the incoming pipe.
 
 

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