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My pump seems loud and is in need of a purge. I think it\'s drawing air more than water and the pressure goes up and down. It\'s not steady.

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Copy following link to identify Hayward product and download product manual with troubleshoot section:
http://www.hayward-pool.com/prd/In-Ground-Pool-Manuals_10201_10551_14502_-1___I.htm
Select 'Pumps: above ground' or scroll down to same
Typical troubleshoot section:
Low flow "Check for clogged strainer or suction line, plugged discharge line, air leak in pipes or tubing, bad impeller"
Noisy pump "Check for air leak, foreign matter in pump housing, worn out bearings etc"
Air in line due to loose pipe or tube, clogged intake and outfow, and bad pump is common to both symptoms.

Posted on May 08, 2013

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SOURCE: my pool pump pumps water, return is low pressure

fix any air leaks on suction side of pump. Check valve positions.
Clean filters...may need to replace cartridges in cartridge filter, or take out D.E. grid assembly and clean it on a D.E. filter, or change sand in a sand filter...

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Sta-Rite pool filter. In the start up

First make sure water level is right, try leaving air valve closed and see if pressure bilds, then open slowly you should get a stream.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: impeller rotates, seems to work well, o-rings appear to be OK, but pump will not draw water through the pump

this usually indicates an air leak in the plumbing. it will **** air because it is easier than water if there is a leak in the plumbing.
good luck David

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: onga pool pump running but not drawing water from pool

Take out the pump pot basket and stick your finger in the hole towards the motor (make sure the motor won't kick on!!). What you should feel is the impeller. It has five grooves in the face of it and each one needs to be cleaned of foilage and debris. With every hole clogged in the impeller you lose 20% of your motors effeciency. With whisperflow brand the pump pot basket is poorly designed where debris like pine needles go straight through.

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Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I have an A.O.Smith Century Pool & Spa motor

THIS IS LIKELY CAUSED BY SOMETHING IN IMPELLER TURN OFF POWER SEE IF YOU CAN SEE ANTHING IN IT YOU HAVE TO TURN HANDEL VALVES OFF PUSH DOWN IF YOU HAVE TO OPEN PIPE IN FRONT OF PUMP I

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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