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I have a booster pump to increase the water pressure to my RO.The problem I have is that when I initially turn my pump on the motor hesitates to turn for around 3secs before it starts.Please could you help

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You want to check and see if it has a unload er valve to the unit. also check the amp,s to the unit. example 12 amps to run 24 to start. check your starting compositor. good luck

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* In General: When any type shut-off valve handle is positioned so that it is parallel or in line with the tubing that enters the valve, valve is OPEN. When handle is turned perpendicular to tubing that enters valve, valve is CLOSED.

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6) Repeat step #4 until tank is completely empty. (Tank is empty when additional pumping produces no more water)
7) At this point, adjust EMPTY tank to exactly 7psi. (Gauge reading midway between 5 & 10psi is sufficient)
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9) Replace cap on valve stem and reposition tank in upright position.
10) Open cold water feed valve.*
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