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Can't get pump to prime

I can't get my jacuzzi pump to my pool to prime. When I put the water in, the pump just sucked out the water but doesn't begin to go through.

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Is this the first time starting up this season? 1. Make sure pool level is up. 2. Check lid gasket and coat with silicone based lube. 3. Try to fill skimmer or drain line as much as possible. 4. If there ara two suction lines coming in then try to prime pump on just one of them. Gradually open second valve after prime is achieved. 5. If pump sits more than two feet above pool level then you will have to allow ample time for priming (it may take a couple of minutes).6. Make sure strainer drain plug threads are taped up. 7. If able to, try priming through another line.Good Luck

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Answer: by Osko Pool n Spa Pool Pump Losing Suction or Prime If your Swimming Pools Filter system looses Prime, it is caused by one of the following conditions.
Note: The lost of suction/prime is caused a leak which in turn sucks air into the system. The lost of suction/prime will be anywhere from the Main Pool Skimmer(s) to the Pool Pump. It will NOT be from the Pool Pump to the Pools Main Return(s).
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6) Disassemble the front half of the Pump Pot Housing from the back half and inspect the Pump Motor Impeller. (This is a high suspect part). See if there is any sign of wear or breakage. (This happens over time from debris in the water passing over the impeller). If so, your Impeller is damaged.
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