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I can't get my Wayne 1/2 hp pump to start suctioning water. I have a garden hose attached to the suction end. I fill the prime reservoir and turn on the motor. Water never starts sucking into the pump. Must there be a hose attached to the discharge or "out" end?

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Your problem is most likely that your getting too much air from the hose and losing your prime. Hook the hose up to a faucet and fill it with water before you try drawing water with it. As for the discharge hose it's a very good idea as it keeps the water away from the electic pump motor.

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

  • selfr Aug 06, 2010

    Thanx. I'll give it a try.

  • jonesspammai Aug 06, 2010

    Your Welcome

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