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I have a Sta-Rite pool filter. In the start up procedure, you are supposed to bleed the air until a steady stream of water flows from the air release valve. Although I have confirmed that everything is installed correctly, I cannot get a stream of water to flow from the air release value and the pressure gauge remains at zero.

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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.

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Hi sstanl, Is your pump output or flow normal back to pool? if there is no water flowing through system you will get no expulsion of air or pressure reading on gauge. If pump is working then you probably have a clogged air release valve and maybe a clogged gauge. Just remove air relief assembly from filter top, remove gauge and clear any obstructions in parts. You should easily be able to blow air thru assy with gauge removed. Teflon tape the components and snug them back in their places. restart your pump and voila! air will come out when prime is established.

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    My other solution does not appear to be visible, to me at least. Heres a recap. If pump moves water normally, then the problem is a clogged air relief fitting on top of filter. Remove gauge.Unscrew assembly from lid and blow thru it. If clear, insert a thin pick down the hole on filter lid. Turn on pump for a couple of seconds or until water gushes forth and then turn off, of course.Tape up the fitting and gauge and reinstall gently. good luck



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