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Kohler generator runs but no water flow. No suction or lost prime

My Kohler marine generator runs but it stopped flowing seawater so I must shut it down after a few seconds? I have replaced impellers twice trying to fix, but it will not **** water from lake. I know the shaft turns; but I cannot be sure that it engages with the impeller to force the impeller to turn? If I connect a water hose right in front of connector to impellor compartment, it works fine. It may be the pressure is so high that it pushes around the impeller. What are possible causes? Could I have a leak in the prime somewhere, or could it be that the shaft has a mechanical problem to not engage impeller?

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