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Old 08-02-2011, 08:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Filter selection

Sounds like your pump head just needs a good cleaning and lubing. I use petrolatum jelly on the impeller shaft and magnet. Take a hose brush to the impeller well to remove all buildup that could cause it not to run.

The simple priming method I found is to disconnect the water lock assembly from the pump with hoses attached. Open the valve and manually start a siphon on the inlet side. Once started, close the valve and reattach the water lock assembly to the pump.
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