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Thread: New pump q: is it normal to see air in pump basket on low speed?

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    New pump q: is it normal to see air in pump basket on low speed?

    I just threw a new 2-speed motor on my pump's wet end, and since I'm new to this, I'm not sure if it is normal that I see a good bit of air in the pump basket when it's running on low speed? It's fine when it runs on high speed. Overall, it seems like everything is working better (skimming) or at least the same (water pressure coming back in the return), so there's that. It's just the low speed that I wonder about.
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    Re: New pump q: is it normal to see air in pump basket on low speed?

    Seems to be a common occurrence. Mine does it too.
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    Re: New pump q: is it normal to see air in pump basket on low speed?

    Yes, this normal.


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