Prime not holding


Old 03-20-14, 06:21 PM
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Prime not holding

Any ideas as to why the prime will not hold? I have a water feature that I've turned off and the pump will prime and lose the prime within 30 seconds. It's continuous over and over. I do not see any visible leaks and am an amateur so I'm unsure how to "re-prime" the pump. Thanks for the help!
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Old 03-20-14, 06:25 PM
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I'm not quite following you. Does the pump constantly cycle ?

Without more information it's hard to offer any repair help. If the pump is above the water it will naturally loose its prime. Any air leak on the inlet side of the pump will also cause the pump to lose its prime.
Old 03-21-14, 05:09 AM
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Can you provide a photo of the water feature and pump? Where is the pump in relation to the pond or catch basin? Are you certain the pump is self priming?

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