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The jets quit working when I prime and attach the vaccum hose

Within 5 min of priming and attaching vaccum hose in skimmer the jets quit blowing and the vaccum will not work. What could be the problem?

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You could have a leak in the vac hose or a shaft seal on the pump, if there is a wet spot under your pump there is a good chance the shaft seal is BAD.... some pumps are so strong you can starve the PUMP for water, the trick is to set your valve more towards the main drain./ hope this helps.. i'm your local pool pump motor repair guy

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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DE or sand filter? Depending on what you are trying to vacuum, it could be plugging the filter up immediately and then you would lose your suction.
Hole in your Vac Hose? Bad hose cuffs?
Over fill the pool and vaccum right to waste ( if it's a sand filter ) or open up your bottom drain valve on the DE filter. If the vacuuming improves, then you have a dirty filter when you vaccum thru your system

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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