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Water is not pumping throughout fish filter pump

Why is the water not filtering throughout the pump? The pump filter is spotless clean, no water damage to electrical components and everything is connected correctly.

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And the pump runs right? There may not be ant water at the inlet side. You will need to **** the water to the pump, like a syfen.

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It means your pump was running dry. Running your pump dry normally damages the mechanical seal.
However, you may open and fill the priming port full
with water. Using the gate valve, set it at full close and
start the pump running. Then, open the gate valve two
full turns to stabilize the water flow. Send your e-mail
for further assistance. Thank you and God bless U.

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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It means your pump was running dry. Running your pump dry normally damages the mechanical seal.
However, you may open and fill the priming port full
with water. Using the gate valve, set it at full close and
start the pump running. Then, open the gate valve two
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for further assistance. Thank you and God bless U.

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