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Intex pump with constant low water flow message.

We have an filter and salt chlorinator. It has worked beautifully until now but keeps giving a low water flow message. It isn't sucking well. sometimes, but not all the time. We have bled pipes, changed the filter, checked for blockages and are now at a loss. What should we do?

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  • martins478 Jan 27, 2009

    Thankyou.
    We had already done those things because that's what the manual suggests, but it didn't seem to make much difference. There is water going through and the flow doesn't seem low enough to me to be triggering the "low flow" alarm. I am starting to wonder if the flow sensor is broken. Is that likely?
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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Almost always, low water flow is caused by poor suction which in turn is caused by an air leak in the filter housing. Often this would indicate a faulty rubber gasket/o-ring or a clogged filter (unlikely since new). In some instances, this would be a mis-installed filter housing cover. Worst case scenarios would be a defective impeller (vane missing) or a weak pump motor.

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Hi,It sounds like there may be a small leak in one of the lines or connectors,(check the seals at each connector)or the impellor may be partially clogged and need cleaning(it is located in the circled area in picture)
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    Randy Hough Jan 28, 2009

    It is very possible the flow sensor is bad.

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