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Took my working 1500gph pump off and replaced it with the 4000gph pump. i opened the valves after hooking up the new pump and cracked the bleed screw on top of the filter and left it cracked until water started flowing freely out of it without air spitting out. I did notice that the clear tube between the filter and the pump still has an air pocket in it at the top. Try as I might I can not get that air out. So I assumed it was supposed to be there. Turn on the pump and it appears to "spit" water into the clear tube but will NOT prime...please help!

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You'll never believe this, but you need to raise the intake hose up as high as you can. I had the same problem and thought the pump wasn't working. One time it took 5 minutes of it being raised before I could hear the sound change, the water change in the tube starting to swirl and then you could see it come out the output. Very weird, but it worked for me and now I am very careful not to lose the prime.

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