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My irrigation system has suddenly stopped working. When I turn on the irrigation from the controller, the pump comes on like normal, but no water comes out from any of the zones. I have 5 zones but none of them come on even when selecting them manually from the controller. The timer controller and pump are both located in our garage and I have municipal water (not from a well) The pump I have is a flotec but I am unsure of the model number I have made a quick video in hopes it will help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=908OlBMkL3k Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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You very well could have a bunch of Sediment on the Intake for the Water OR The water table has Drpped Below the Pump.

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put pump further down into pit if you can

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Flotec Sprinkler Pump not priming

it might be that the pump is prewired at 230 volt and you are running a 115 power supply to it, if motor just humms and little water comes out this might be your fix

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Flotec pump takes long time to pressure up.

This could be a problem it the pump caused by freezing, check your drain plugs first to see if their cracked or loosened. They will quite often be made if a softer nylon that will crack first and drain pump in the fation of many fail safes. A place to try on-line for parts that may help is "Optimus Home" But I would check the plugs first.

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SOURCE: my flotec 4/10hp waterfall/utility pump was

Clogged, Impeller loose and not turning. Remove strainer from bottom of pump and check for clogg and see if the impeller is turning.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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