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Re: The jets quit working when I prime and attach the...
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
Re: The jets quit working when I prime and attach the...
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
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i am confused... What does a hose have to do with the ability of the pump to move water?
Suction of a pump has nothing to do with an extra hose.
Suction ability has everything to do with whether a filter element is clean or dirty!
These toy pumps have an exceptionally SMALL filter, and need cleaning or replacement OFTEN!
The suction action of a pump should not change, with the attachment of a skimmer: unless... The skimmer is higher than it should be and sucks air, therefore the pump will lose prime!
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if you have the intex kit , it comes with instuctions but hers it ina nut shell , find adaptor plate that fits inside skimmer (flat thing with hose port in middle) assemble sustion head and handle with hose attached and drop into pool (keep handle out) fill hose full so it sort of sinks (no air gaps) snake carefully end of hose over to skimmer (pump running normal) fit plate into skimmer quickly snake hose thru skimmer hole and fit to plate adaptor on hose port , wait a few minutes if flow continues out pump dishcharge then your good to go if not dissasemble and start over , but let filter pick up prime again 1st , do not lift head out of water even to get big stuff off pickup do it in the pool under water
Thank you for posting your question here on Fixya.com. It happens because you are introducing a lot of air into the suction line when you attach the vacuum hose. Once the pump draws that air thru and expels it you should go back to normal pump flow in order to vacuum. To help eliminate this problem, place the vacuum under the water and take the end of the hose you will attach to the skimmer and place it over a return outlet. This will fill the hose with water and force most if not all the air out. Attach the hose to the vacuum plate and vacuum away. If this answer does not fix your problem, please comment with additional details prior to rating the answer. Positive feedback is appreciated once your problem is solved! John
Oh then you DO need help. To vacuum you don't need to change the valve setting on the filter, but if there is a valve on the intake selecting main drain/skimmer you can select skimmer only, but I usually only do this after I have the hose primed. . You attach the hose to the skimmer inlet. Usually there will be a round plate attched to the hose that fits into the skimmer ( you may have to remove the basket) If you don't have that round plate on the hose, then you can insert the hose driectly into the bottom of the skimmer. Before you attach the hose, connect it to the skimmer head on the pole. Submerge the head and hose. Allow to settle to bottom. Put all the hose into the pool. Take the other end and hold over the discharge back into the pool to fill the hose with water (prime) until air bubbles stop coming from vacuum head. Then hold your hand over the hose (to keep from loosing prime) and quickly attach to skimmer. You may hear some air, and the pump may stop pumping fully mommentairly untill it is pumping full water again. Now you can select the valve to divert all the flow from the skimmer
YOU CAN DO THIS 2 WAYS IF YOU WANT TO USE SKIMMER THERE IS A PIECE THAT GOES INSIDE SKIMMER TO ATTACH YOR VAC HOSE TO HEAD O VAC FITS ON END OF POLE TWO PUSH PIN ATTACH HOSE TO VAC HEAD AND INTO SKIMMER IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BYPASS HOOK VAC SAME WAY BUT DONT USE SKIMMER PUT HOSE OVER POOL AND DRAW WATER JUST ENOUGH TO CREATE A FLOW BY PUTTING THE END OF HOSE OUTSIDE POOL TO A WET VAC JUST LONG ENOUGH TO GET WATER FLOWING DONT KEEP IT CONECCTED LONGER THAN 20 TO 30 SECONDS GOOD LUCK
The F5914 has a hose that must be attached to the pump when using the upholstry attachment. Make sure that the solution hose is pushed onto the pump valve all the way. Try pushing the hose down and then pushing the locking collar down to secure it. This will insure that the hose is fully engaged.
make sure everything is filled and secured tightly, if this a new unit it should be something simple ok, also check where machine folds down that the solution hose is not being pinched its right behind the dirty water tank