I've been chasing down a small air leak but not luck--yet--
When first starting air appears to come in from under the basket lid.After being off for a period air appears to come from farther down the basket container. During running bubbles appear to be drawn in from lid. When off it takes 10 to 15 minutes for one bubble to come up (approx.size of quarter).I haven't lost prime in the last week but still have air in the basket each morning.
Here's what I've checked so far.
1. new gasket on basket lid (I have another gasket to try if anyone thinks the last one may be bad,,how do I tell??)
2. unhooked liquidator ball gauge but bubbles continued to appeared.Water is still in gauge in the mornig after pump off all night.
3. Pinched hose between liquidator and pump and held to see if bubbles would stop,they didnt. 4.covered all pipe connections with tape to see if one of them was possibly leaking, no luck
5.Checked wier door for smooth operation, it moves without effort
From my very limited experience the problem should be the lid gaket or lid itself. It is 4 years old. Should I go ahead and change the gasket once again just to be sure of it?? I see no cracks in the lid. There is absolutely no water leaks in the system. Pad is dry as my yard, we're having a real dry spell at the moment! Any directions could sure be used,I've 'bout ran out of ideas,even though I'm sure it's something small and simple...