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CANNOT GET NEW PUMP TO PRIME,OLD PUMP WAS WORKING FINE JUST LEAKING AROUND MOTOR/PUMP HOUSING,BEST WAY TO PRIME NEW PUMP IS MY QUESTION


A shallow well pump needs to be primed. On the bottom of the well above the sandpoint there should be a foot valve (check valve) installed.

On the top of the pump there is a fill cap. Fill the pump until it is filled to the top. I

Replace the fill cap and start the pump. If there is air remaining in the well attempt a second time.

If the pump can not be filled it would indicate that the check valve is not working\ or the water level in the well is low.

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May 17, 2016 | Utilitech 1-HP Cast Iron Shallow Well Jet...

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I have a Mastercraft1/2 HP self priming Shallow well jet water pump, the water fell below the intake in my well and I quickly noticed and turned off the pump. We had water delivered and I'm not su


If water is back up above the intake, it should prime itself in a few minutes. As long as you don't let the case get hot to the touch it should be okay to run dry.

If it fails to prime and pump up pressure, you may have to prime it.

Oct 20, 2012 | Plumbing

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Myers pump will not pump up past 20lbs on an artisian well system.


Hi susan_nash

Be sure your pump is not "air bound"...meaning that air is in the pump not causing it to prime properly and that will cause it not to build up pressure and keep running.
Prime your pump properly and that should solve your problem
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Bud

Sep 26, 2012 | feMyers Fe Myers HJ75S HJ Series Shallow...

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Water wont fill up in pump when priming on a sta-rite shallow well pump


Hi,

Make sure that you have a good foot valve in the well.. if that is bad the water will run right down and out the bottom...

Click here for a tip on well pump priming...

heatman101

Sep 20, 2011 | Garden

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1/3 hp shallow well jet pump (mastercraft brand). After power outage i have been having problems with pump. It will run continuously without building up enough pressure to cut out. It wil build up to about...


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.

Sep 24, 2010 | Plumbing

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Our water pressure in our house is gone. we have a well. do you think the well is out of water? do we just need to wait till it rains?


If you did manage to run enough water to dry the well, it should only be temporary, until enough groundwater flows back to your well. This should only take maybe an hour and shouldn't depend on frequent rain. If your well did respond to rain, your well would be quickly contaminated. However, there could be other problems. If you have the type of well where the pump is located down in the ground, and your water pressure doesn't come back soon, then you have a problem in that the pump is not working. If you have a "shallow well" type of pump, where the pump is located above ground (in your basement, or under the house) then the pump may have lost it's prime. A shallow-well pump needs the pump to be full of water before it can pump the water from the well.

Jul 30, 2010 | Plumbing

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My flotec well pump will squirt water and then stop . I keep feeding it water slowly but it won;t prime. What should I be doing?


Check for an air leak in your siphon line. It can be very small and totally prevent the pump from priming.

Jun 08, 2010 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...

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Can't get it prime


Hi,
You either have an air leak or you have a foot/check vlave problem that is just letting all the water run through and not allowing you to prime... these can be very difficult to prime even in the best conditions...
Yes, you could melt the impeller, but probably not... they are very hard to get enough of a grip on to get hem off... I have destroyed many and just replaced them with new after I got them off...

heatman101

Apr 22, 2010 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...

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My Stay Rite Pump 1 hp, 230 volt model DS3HE - 01 runs, but does not operate my irrigation system with any pressure. I resume the pump has lost its prime, but have no clue as to what I might do to fix it?


pumps lose prime for a few reasons...bad foot/check valve, crack in the suction line are probably the two most common.. see if there is a threaded fitting( most pros put one on the pipe some where) on the top feed of the pump. open it up and add water til the pump fills up. if the pump is outside turn the pump on before resealing the fitting, otherwise resael the fitting and open a spicket outside. depending on your water table it could take some time to prime but in normal circumstances up to 20 minsif it does not prime you may want to consider hiring a pro!!

Jan 12, 2010 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...

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Shallow well pump made by wayne well is 22 feet deep pump runs no


Inspect the jet thru the suction pipe or the removable plug if the pipe isn't inline with the center of the impeller. The jet is very small, and easy to get something stuck in there. Then prime and leave the pressure pipe closest to the outlet slightly loose to let air out. Once you get good pressure you can tighten the pipe. Sometimes you have to prime more than once to get all the air out of the well pipe.

Mar 21, 2009 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...

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