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    No prime

    Help....can't get prime on Hayward pump. Replaced "o"ring on strainer and new rings on Jandy valves (suction). Still wont prime. Any suggestions

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: No prime

    That's almost always a suctions side air leak......air being drawn into the system somewhere between the skimmers and the pump.
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    Cambridge Massachusetts

    Re: No prime

    Fill the pipe up from the pump side with water, then stick the hose in the skimmer then turn the pump on. See if you have air bubbles in the pump when it primes.

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