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I have a FP is relatively new but will not generate enough pressure to actuate power cutoff, so the pump runs till I unplug it. I have verified that the line to the lake is clear (water backflows through pump to the intake (foot valve removed for this test) via another pump system at 7 to 8 gallons per minute) I get water flow but cannot get pump to build above 30 lbs, no leaks external to pump. how do I remove pump housing from electric motor? 4 bolts are removed but housing will not come off.

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If you can meet your needs with the pressure you have now, reduce the pressure cut off switch pressure until it shuts off. Your housing is probabbly sealed to the motor. Try shocking it with a rubber mallet to break the seal.

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