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A WARSOP PUMP P 23/ Briggs Stratten engine The engine runs perfectly but it does not pump water we prime it and nothing

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How much head of water are you trying to lift? If the volume of the suction pipe is greater than the prime case volume, the pump may be emptying the prime before it can lift sufficient water to create a flow. If this is the case it would pay you to fit a foot valve (non return valve) at the bottom of the inlet pipe. This is on the assumption that the pump impeller is turning and the shaft is not sheared etc.

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