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Start with closing your plungers.
Now drain your filter with the bottom bleeder and clean your filter by blowing it out between each fold
now blast out the flow sensor with the hose and make sure it pivots freely
Put it back together now put your cartridge back in and intall the ring
close bottom bleeder all of the way
now open any other bleeder just a few turns usually 1-2 more depending on model of pump
now open the plunger that is the out put
wait until the water flows through the bleeders
now open the inlet plunger
turn on pump and wait 1 minute then close the bleeders
This should get all of the air out

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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How to tell if oil pump is starting to go out?

1. Engine Noise. With a bad oil pump sufficient engine oil will not get to all parts of the engine, especially the top end, and you will get engine noise with metal parts that would normally be lubricated and quiet knocking due to metal to metal contact. Engines with hydraulic lifters that become noisy can be a sign that they have insufficient oil supply. In addition to the hydraulic lifters, your valve train may begin to make noise if your oil pump begins to fail. Valve train components need to be properly lubricated as well. A bad oil pump can result in a lot of additional noise from your valve train system.

2. Higher engine temperature. Poor lubrication because of poor oil flow generated from the pump will cause friction in the engine and the engine temperature will rise. Good oil flow is essential for lubrication and reducing friction to a minimum.

3. Low oil pressure. The oil pump generates oil flow through the engine but tolerances between metal parts produce the oil pressure. Very worn engine bearings will result in low oil pressure. Thus a worn engine will have low oil pressure even though the oil pump may be fine and there is no issue with the oil pressure relief valve either. However you will also experience low oil pressure due to a failing oil pump because poor oil flow will also result in lower oil pressure.

If your oil pressure warning light has been triggered in your engine, the causes of the low pressure need to be properly investigated because the problem may not be with the oil pump. People replace oil pumps assuming that is always the problem and then still have low oil pressure because the pump was not the problem to begin with.

Dec 05, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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My spa is showing an OHH message. What is causing this message?

Make and model would help. How about my best guess?
OHH means OverHeated Heater caused by an error
One of the Water Temp Sensors has detected 118°F (47.8°C) In the Heater and Spa Functions are Disabled. You Must Press Any Button to Reset when Water is below 108°F (42.2°C). Check for Water Level, Flow Restrictions, Closed Valves, Air Bubbles, and Pump Prime, or Continue for a Detailed Test Procedure.

A Heater Overheat Error Message may indicate Excessively High Heater Temperatures which can Scald or Burn!
If the Heater is Not Cool Enough to Safely Service, allow the Heater to Cool before Continuing Testing.
A Heater Overheat Condition that generates an "OHH" Error Message is Most Likely the result of a Low Flow Condition. Therefore, "OHH" is considered to be a Flow Related Error.
Check for All of the following Conditions:
1.Low Water Level.
2.Blocked Suction Fitting.
3.Blocked Skimmer.
4.Dirty Filter.
5.Too Many Closed Jets.
6.Closed Slice Valve.
7.Heat Related Pump Not Running.
8.Heat Related Pump Not Primed.
9.Contact your Dealer or Service Organization.

DO NOT remove the protective covers from any electrical enclosure, or attempt to service any related electrical device, unless you are a qualified electrician or service professional.
As a responsible adult, always check the topside control panel display for errors and verify safe water temperature before using a spa, and before allowing children to use a spa. Safety should ALWAYS be your first consideration

Nov 15, 2015 | Pool & Spa

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Palio 1.2. Why is there no oil pressure?

Very low or no oil pressure reading does not necessarily mean the oil pump is not working and if you replaced the oil pump because of low oil pressure does not mean the original pump had necessarily failed. It may have but it may not have. Oil pressure is not created by the oil pump but by the resistance to oil flow. If you have very low resistance to flow you will get very low oil pressure no matter how well the oil pump is pumping. If you have a very worn engine, especially the bottom end main bearings and conrod bearings, tolerances increase very significantly, there is little resistance to flow and you will achieve very low oil pressure and metal parts will touch. Oil flow to the upper part of the engine may also suffer. If your engine is gummed up with oil sludge due to too few oil changes some oil passages may be blocked as well.

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The water pressure is severely low. How can I improve the flow?

From what are you experiencing low water flow?
is it from an outdoor faucet?
indoor? Kitchen or bath?
bathtub or shower?
or do you have some other kind of spigot that is low flow?
Has it always been low flow?
Or, did it just start showing this symptom?
Is Low flow present at all faucets? Or just the one?
many questions... Because you were not specific! We would like to help, but we can help you better to get to a solution when the questions are not so basic!
If you have always had low water flow, throughout, then your supply is restricted at the main. If just one termination point, then it is possible the restriction is right there at that faucet,

Apr 09, 2015 | Plumbing

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What is the fix for an LO error message on Hayward H series heater?

That means low water flow is being sensed by safety flow sensor - normally a pressure switch. It s most cases not a problem, it is just doing its job, informing you that water flow has become restricted and reduced.
Most common problem = Dirty filter!
either backwash or rinse off the elements.
If you have an automated system attached to this heater. It will always show, when heater is Off, this is normal.
But it should go away, when pump comes on, if not - check for whatever could restrict water flow to the heater.

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Low flow message on balboa 500z system

The low flow message on any Balboa means that you are having an issue with the flow of water through your heating unit. This can be caused by a few things.

  • Low water levels
  • Dirty filters
  • Something is impeding your water flow
Top up your water level and make sure it is where it needs to be, clean your filters or replace them, and check that nothing is impeding your water flow at the skimmer or water intakes.

Here is a link to water flow issues.
F2 Error Code Trouble Shooting

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Display on hot tub says low flow

Low flow is an indication of not enough water flowing through the system.
Check the flow by removing the filter from the spa and see what that does for you. Many times even brand new filters have enough tiny fibers from the manufacturing process to not let enough water flow through to operate a spa.
If you remove the filter and it still has a flow issue then make sure the gate valves on either side of the pump are completely open and no restrictions.
Also make sure the water is full in the spa.

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Low water level in saniflo toilet

Is it always low? Could be a partial blockage in the out flow pipe, causing the pump to stay on, or a sticking/dirty pump switch.

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I returned from vacation and the water level was adequate b/c it had just rained a lot. I think the water may have gotten low when we were gone. Now there is not enough pressure in the pump and the...

Any air getting into the suction line of the system can cause a low flow. If too much trans is in the skimmer basket or pump basket you cna get a low flow. If junk is in the pump impeller or the filter the flow can be low. Check each of these possible problem and you will likely resolve it. I hope this helps.

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My 1991 chevy caprice is having problems accelerating it sputters then goes up to speed

Though too much fuel can do that, it virtually always is not enough fuel at the transition to the more-open throttle setting.

You can also get his from
a vacuum leak
the float level being too low.
the main jets being partially blocked.
a defective accelerator pump (ruptured diaphragm, bad lip seal, etc)
a disconnected accelerator pump (though that is usually worse than you describe)
an accelerator pump not set to deliver enough fuel.

When you move to a higher power, the required increase in fuel flow takes a half second or so to get established, because fuel has mass; it cannot just suddenly flow faster. The accelerator pump is there to squirt fuel into the airstream as if from a squirt gun to cover the brief lag in flow response. (That's all it does. Increasing the flow of that pump past optimal does not increase power, it reduces it, making the response just a little more sluggish.)

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