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Won't pump water

Pump just has a low pitched humming sound and won't pump any water

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UNPLUG PUMP AND SEE IF THE IMPELLER IS JAMED, IF IT SPINS FREE TRY IT WITH A SHORT DISCHARGE HOSE. POSSIBLE BLOCKAGE IN DISCHARGE HOSE WILL TRAP AIR AND WONT LET PUMP PRIME.

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