Just replace the seal on my Challenger pump since it started leaking. Everything seemed to go just fine, but now that I have it back together it just won't prime. I have used a garden hose in the strainer basket and it fills quickly, but when I turn on the pump, it empties the basket quickly. I have tried to fill it and then put on the strainer lid and I have tried to prime it with the lid off and the garden hose running. Maybe its possible that I'm not waiting long enough?
I don't think I put the pump back together wrong and I put new silicon lube on the gaskets. It was working just fine prior to me changing the seal.