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Hi! I have a problem related to my Garden Water Pump. I m an expert here as well (Information Technology). The problem: My water pump which is a foot valve one, stopped pulling water. It just runs. I think it has pulled air due to a leak which had been repaired. Now its the time to re prime it. I want a detailed description on how to accomplish that. As I know the suction and pump casing should be filed with water. The problems I am having: 1. It has a plastic screw which is near the suction area (on the top of the pump). Is that the prime plug? However after opening this I saw that the inside was empty. It has to be filled with water if its primed. And how do I know whether its primed properly? Image of the motor http://www.jinasena.com/images/centric_pump.jpg The plastic screw is in red. 2. How to prime? Should I replace the prime plug before start the pump? (after filling the water) 3. Do I have to fill the discharge also (the connected pipes have been removed at the moment which takes water to the tank)? 4. After priming I want to check whether the water pumps out of the discharger. After proper priming does it start automatically or do I have to do more stuff? I want to clarify. Additional Details: Pump type: Foot (Deep) valve. Voltage: 220V Thanks Lasitha

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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: Hello,\r\n I'm running a 3 year old 1.0 hp

Thank you for posting your question here on Fixya.com.


Check the stator for a ground-fault using a megger or a ohm meter. If it smoked it is likely even an ohm meter will show a ground; if it is not grounded check for resistance across the line connections. A typical single phase motor will be about 1 ohm. If it is zero ore some number below .5 the winding is shorted.

A winding that smokes is nearly always best to be replaced. Even if you get it running again it is only going to be for a short time. I would not change the horsepower if the pump had been keeping the pool clean prior to the mechanical and/or electrical trouble. If you do you'll need a new impeller too since changing one without the other is pointless.

Was the pump leaking as you began to have these troubles? Have you confirmed the incoming line voltage is 220V and stays at least 208V or more under load? You may have had an underlying problem with voltage drop or a leaking seal that caused the failure that you will want to address to prevent this from happening again.


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Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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SOURCE: Septic effluent pump loses prime

DONT TRY TO EMPTY THE TANK, RAISE THE FLOAT LEVEL. THIS STOPS THE PUMP FROM SUCKING AIR WITCH CAUSES THE PUMP TO LOSE PRIME,
WOW THAT WAS A EASY ONE. ....NEXT

OH AND YOU MIGHT NEED A CHECK VALVE ??

JAY THE POOL PUMP MOTOR REPAIR GUY LONGWOOD FLORIDA

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