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I just installed our EVERBILT 1/2hp shallow well jet pump! I cannot get it to hold prime?im a plumber by trade! bought it on Amazon its used! !Came without owners manual?! What am I missing?

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SOURCE: Flotec Shallow Well Jet Pump won't pump water

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

Good luck

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Is the little pipe that connects to the pressure switch clear?

I suggest you remove it and blow through it to make sure it is clear. If the pressure is getting to the switch, it has to shut off ... your switch should be set around 30/50 (on at 30 - off at 50)

Posted on May 15, 2010

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SOURCE: Shallow Water Jet pump will not start

on the pressure switch are the points closed if not its not asking for water.that flat plat under the two screws with springs on them,push down on the plate that will close the points then figure out why its not closing

Posted on May 17, 2010

Testimonial: "That was exactly the problem, the pressure switch had to be replaced and it now works fine"

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You should have a check valve installed on the incoming water line ( suction line) of the pump. This should keep the water from leavin the pump. if you still need to prime then there is a leak on the incoming line from the ground to the pump and you will need to have a well company come out and install a new line.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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SOURCE: 1/3 hp shallow well jet pump (mastercraft brand).

I don't think the power shortage had anything to do with the pump, I think it is the impeller or a gasket, or both. It is hard to say, a pump like that should **** dry and pull water right in.If you put your hand over the end of the pipe, it should make a mark like an octopus on your hand. I would take off the impeller, look for trouble, and replace 3 or 4 parts in there , you should have water. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 24, 2010

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CANNOT GET NEW PUMP TO PRIME,OLD PUMP WAS WORKING FINE JUST LEAKING AROUND MOTOR/PUMP HOUSING,BEST WAY TO PRIME NEW PUMP IS MY QUESTION


A shallow well pump needs to be primed. On the bottom of the well above the sandpoint there should be a foot valve (check valve) installed.

On the top of the pump there is a fill cap. Fill the pump until it is filled to the top. I

Replace the fill cap and start the pump. If there is air remaining in the well attempt a second time.

If the pump can not be filled it would indicate that the check valve is not working\ or the water level in the well is low.

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The pump pressure switch should be checked to see what the ON-OFF pressure is set at. Typically the pressure switch is set for 20-40 psi, or 30-50 psi. The pressure tank should be purged as well. With the pump OFF, and the tank drained of water, the air valve on the tank should read approximately 2 psi below the "on pressure". So if the system operates at 20-40, the tank should be pre-charged to 18 psi. If water escapes from the air valve, the internal bladder in the tank is ruptured, and the tank needs to be replaced. A tire air gauge is used to measure the pressure in the tank after the water is emptied from the tank.. A tire air pump or a compressor is used to charge the tank. if a compressor is used, be careful not to over-inflate the tank, as this may cuase the bladder to rupture.

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My pump didn't pump until I filled the 'suction side' pipe with water before I attached the pipe to the pump. The suction pipe needs a foot valve if you have a long lift from the water to the pump. Then pour water into the pump on the outflow side. Should pump fine . It'll purge the air out after a little bit if you filled the pump with enough water. I almost bought a relacement pump but then realized that the foot valve wasn't sealing and the suction pipe wasn't holding water. We have about a 8 foot vertical draw to the pump . Good luck.

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I prime the pump, and the sprinkler system does not hold pressure. I have also tried to prime the pump from the intake side. what happens there is that the pump actually begins to shoot water back out the...


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Had to replace shallow well pump. Bought jet pump (used to have centrifugal pump), and installed it. Had to replace inline check valve, losing well prime. Priming pump does not accomplish the job. ...


Hi,
Aj, do you have a foot valve on the bottom of the pipe in the well?? The jet pump needs to have a foot valve to hold the water in while priming it... you also have to carefully design the system and prime it in such a way as to eliminate all of the air in the piping. A jet pump will not pull the water and expel the air like a centrifugal pump will...

I think the part you are missing is the foot valve...

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Pump will not pump water, its runs


Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

If this is a new system installation there can be a few reasons for the pump not pumping water.
1. The most porbable cause is that it is sucking air on the suction line. Check to make sure each and every connection it a good sealed connection.
2. The pump having never had water in it may have to be primed by introducing water into the outlet hole or remove the impeller housing plug and prefill the cavity with water.
3. There should be a check valve or a foot valve with screen at the very end of the suction tube.
http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex1143
Limitations
Jet pumps lose efficiency as the total lift increases. Total lift includes the vertical distance from the water to the pump plus the friction losses in the suction line and foot valve. Shallow well jets are not practical if the total lift exceeds 5.5 m (18 ft).

Pumping water containing sand will cause wear and leakage around mechanical seals. The mechanical seal on the pump shaft is water lubricated and water cooled, so the pump should never be run without the pump casing being filled with water. Air or gases in the pump will cause a loss of prime. Shallow well jet pumps must have either a check valve or foot valve installed on the suction line to maintain prime.

Foot Valve:
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Check Valve:
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You can use both if necessary but usually only one is required. The in-line check valve can be closer to the pump.

I will post troubleshooting if the site will accept the steps next post. Currently it says I have exceeded maximum length.

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on the pressure switch are the points closed if not its not asking for water.that flat plat under the two screws with springs on them,push down on the plate that will close the points then figure out why its not closing

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Flotec Shallow Well Jet Pump won't pump water


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

Good luck

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