I have had 2 discussions with pentair about this to no avail, so I have to live with it, but it just bugs me when something does not run like it says it should.
This is a Starite/Pentair VS programmable Intellipro pump.
Here are 2 quotes from the manual
"The priming feature ramps the pump to 1800 RPM and pauses for three (3) seconds. If there is sufficient water flow in the pump basket, the pump will go out of priming mode and run its commanded speed."
"Priming sensitivity can be set from 1 - 100%. 1% means the pump is the most sensitive to sensing if pump has attained prime. Increasing % will decrease amount of flow needed for pump to sense prime. Increase the % if the pump clearly has water in the basket but is having trouble coming out of priming mode. Setting this number too high can cause the pump to think it has
attained a prime when it has not."
Am I reading these wrong or does the pump not work right, because neither of these functions seem to do anything. If I have my pump and valves set to sent water to the returns at 1500 rpm, the pump basket is full of water, no bubbles anywhere, even after the pump is turned on, which says the system is air tight, and drawing nothing but water, it is primed, it will pause for the 3 seconds, then run at the max (3450) rpm for the default of 20 secs. to prime, before dropping back to the selected 1500 rpm run.
It shouldn't do this. It is primed when it pauses for the 3 seconds,you can tell and see it. And setting the sensitivity does nothing, it still tries to run it's guts out at max rpm, for the default 20 seconds, before running the selected rpm range I have selected. This is just annoying, or I'm reading this material wrong, that says it will do something it won't.