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Spouse let the air out of the tank, made sure water in tank, put air back in and turned power on and guage shows 0 will not prime. Can the problem have anything to do with the points or needing a new guage?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The tank is an air tank, it works like a cushon and accumulator.
Have you reconnceted the pump? If not fill the pipe that goes to the well with water. It should not drain down, there should be a foot valve that prevents the water from running back into the well. So if the foot valve is working it should not take a lot of water to do this.
Pour water into the suction side of the pump until the pump is as full as you can get it, reconnect the pump and start it up. Yes it does need to be primed
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
if the pump is working correctly, it can either be, need more water to prime it, or something in the well, such as low water, plugged filter, etc....sometimes when you have a system that is intermittently used, it can take 20 or 30 minutes of continuous priming to get it to pull, enough water to maintain the prime.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Your hose size is to small. Use a 2in black plastic line out to the lake. Inspect your foot valve, and
take your pump apart to see if you may have a pebble stuck in it, and remove the inner workings
and clean. Contaminates build up inside and need to be flushed out. Remember to replace the
gasket. Tighten all your hose clamps. Once your ready to start, spray shaving cream on your
fittings to see if your sucking air. I've been through it all and my pump works fine.
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
There may be a slight leak within the suction piping, just enough to allow air to enter as its sits for an extended time. I'd be ceratin the foot valve is good and check over all of my suction pipe connections.
I hope this may have helped,
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
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