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I have a A O Smith shallow well pump ACE5S and am having difficulty priming it. I do not see a fill plug on the pump itself. What am I looking for and how do i exactly prime the system?

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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

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I had a similar problem and as a last resort took the pump apart and cleaned it and the jet. It's a very old pump but works ok now.
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There may be a slight leak within the suction piping, just enough to allow air to enter as its sits for an extended time. I'd be ceratin the foot valve is good and check over all of my suction pipe connections.
I hope this may have helped,
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on the pressure switch are the points closed if not its not asking for water.that flat plat under the two screws with springs on them,push down on the plate that will close the points then figure out why its not closing

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You should have a check valve installed on the incoming water line ( suction line) of the pump. This should keep the water from leavin the pump. if you still need to prime then there is a leak on the incoming line from the ground to the pump and you will need to have a well company come out and install a new line.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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