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Directions for the flotec drill pump. do I need to prime it ? how ?

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No you do not. Those pumps are rotary vane designs and will prime themselves as long as there is no suction leak between the liquid being pumped and the pump inlet.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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How do I prime my flotec 4022 pump


A number of Flotec pump manuals are available here: http://www.flotecpump.com/ResidentialResourcePage_resourcepage_ownersmanuals.aspx . The site lists a FP4022-10 pump with the direct link to the manual here: http://www.flotecpump.com/resources/images/514.pdf .

For this type of pump, there should be a priming plug or priming tee. Remove the plug (or tee) and pour water into the pump. Keep adding water until the pump and all of the piping to the well is full of water. If a priming plug or tee was also added on the suction side of the pump, open that section and fill all of the piping on the suction side with water. Replace the plugs/tees then open a faucet in the house. Start the pump. After 2-3 minutes, turn off the pump if no water has come through the unit. Add more water through the priming plug or tee (or multiple plugs and tees). Then repeat closing the priming ports and start the pump after opening a faucet. Once the pump is actually pumping water, turn off the open faucet. Wait for the pump to shut off once it reaches full pressure. Open one or two faucets to check that the pump is properly sensing the pressure changes and maintaining system water pressure.

If the unit didn't pull water from the well, check the piping for air leaks. See the full trouble-shooting guide in the manual. Page 9 has the priming information and page 10 has the trouble-shooting guide.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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Looking for shift sell for Flotec: FP5162


I've never heard of a shift sell for a flotec water pump. That is if you are looking for a part for a Flotec sprinkler pump. Maybe you're looking for a shaft seal.If you need parts or a manual you can look at www.flotecpumps.com The flotec part number for the mechanical seal and gasket kit is:5PP5000. You can search their web site for local suppliers, I'd call first to see if they'd have part in stock. Follow directions when installing. Do not use oil or grease to lube new seal. Liquid dishwashing soap is best.

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My flotec well pump will squirt water and then stop . I keep feeding it water slowly but it won;t prime. What should I be doing?


Check for an air leak in your siphon line. It can be very small and totally prevent the pump from priming.

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you need to fill the hose or pipe with water then put the pump on and it should work.

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How do i prime a flotec electrical well pump.


remove plug in top of pump or plumbing. fill with water u may have 2 repeat sev. times

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How to prime flotec drill pump


Fill the hose that will be draining and run the drill in reverse for a second then forward.

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I have a flotec water pump that sits on top of my pressure tank, pump worked ok last season, and when we tried to prime the pump to start this season, it wont pull water up from the well pipe, pump will...


if the pump is working correctly, it can either be, need more water to prime it, or something in the well, such as low water, plugged filter, etc....sometimes when you have a system that is intermittently used, it can take 20 or 30 minutes of continuous priming to get it to pull, enough water to maintain the prime.

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Flotec Sprinkler Pump not priming


it might be that the pump is prewired at 230 volt and you are running a 115 power supply to it, if motor just humms and little water comes out this might be your fix

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Need to replace impeler on flotec pump


Contact flotec directly for impeller tollfree 1-800-365-6832
or they may have been acquired by Pentair so try
PENTAIR WATER

STA-RITE INDUSTRIES
200 Tate Street
Union City, TN 36261-024
(800)-800-468-7867
(FAX)-800-390-53

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