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I have an aermotor shallow well jet pump that runs my irrigation system for my 1 acre garden. I miscalculated the amount of water in the holding tank that feeds the irrigation system and when I went to turn it off, found there was no water coming from the sprinklers. The pump will still run, but, even though I have filled the holding tank, there is no water coming through. The instruction booklet I have shows a way of priming the pump, but my pump doesn't have a priming plug to remove so I can get water into the pump to prime it. The customer service number on my instruction manual (1-800-525-6096) is not in service and the aermotor website indicates that Wicor Industries has taken over the business. I hope you still have a support line for me to find out how to prime my pump. I can be reached at nancybuan@shaw.ca or 25-743-6510 if you need more information to answer my question. Thank you. Nancy Buan

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SOURCE: Flotec Shallow Well Jet Pump won't pump water

The tank is an air tank, it works like a cushon and accumulator.

Have you reconnceted the pump? If not fill the pipe that goes to the well with water. It should not drain down, there should be a foot valve that prevents the water from running back into the well. So if the foot valve is working it should not take a lot of water to do this.

Pour water into the suction side of the pump until the pump is as full as you can get it, reconnect the pump and start it up. Yes it does need to be primed

Good luck

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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Check valve might be bad.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: new 1/2 hp jet pump with tank not working

Your hose size is to small. Use a 2in black plastic line out to the lake. Inspect your foot valve, and
take your pump apart to see if you may have a pebble stuck in it, and remove the inner workings
and clean. Contaminates build up inside and need to be flushed out. Remember to replace the
gasket. Tighten all your hose clamps. Once your ready to start, spray shaving cream on your
fittings to see if your sucking air. I've been through it all and my pump works fine.

Chuck

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: We have an 1hp jet pump pulling water from a

depending on the motors style of start-up, if you have a centrifugal type of start winding switch, your motor may be trying to start on the run winding due to a defective contact on the centrifugal switch, if it is a capacitor type starer, you might have a defective capacitor once again the motor is trying to start on the run winding, a way to find out is to be there and listen to the motor when it tries to start and trips the barker, if the motor emits a loud humming noise you have a fault with the start-up winding control device, if the picture supplied with your post is correct the capacitor is the long cylindrical thing at the top of the motor, you can remove this and bring it to a motor shop, they can test this for you

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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SOURCE: 1/3 hp shallow well jet pump (mastercraft brand).

I don't think the power shortage had anything to do with the pump, I think it is the impeller or a gasket, or both. It is hard to say, a pump like that should **** dry and pull water right in.If you put your hand over the end of the pipe, it should make a mark like an octopus on your hand. I would take off the impeller, look for trouble, and replace 3 or 4 parts in there , you should have water. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 24, 2010

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http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex1143
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