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Low water flow

I have a 1 1/2 hp Flotec model #AT 251501--failry new--when hooked to pool ( 1 1/2 lines ) on 220v hookup--does not build up full pressure--water surges & never fills trap up full. When I replace with a 1HP Starite maxiglas-everything works fine. I bought the Flotec used & checked out the Impeller ect. all appears fine. Was replacing the Starite which I wanted to use on a spa. Any suggestions for the problem with the Flotec ??

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    jfbyers Jun 22, 2012

    I have the same problem with the same model. If one pump works and the flotec doesn't wouldn't that point to the pump and not air in the system.

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Sounds like air is trapped in the system somewhere. that is why any pump will surge. check the lines going in to make sure it isn't sucking air somewhere along the way and make sure the discharge line is clear so it can pump out fully.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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    jfbyers Jun 22, 2012

    The only question I have is if one pump is pumping correctly then why is the Flotec pump not. Is it possible the flotec doesn't have the capability to pump water or is there a dual speed on the pump. Having similar problems with the same flotec model.

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