I have read a lot of msgs dealing with the same subject and I know people hate reading the same thing over and over but I just spent the whole weekend trying to get my BRAND NEW EchoStar to prime with no luck. My old pump took a dive last week and before I could get the new pump in, my pool has turned green. The water in the pump reservoir sometimes fills all the way up, and sometimes it has about an inch left. I have three separate valves that I can turn on and off depending on what location I am drawing the water from. On all three setting I get the same results. The problem only came to light when I put the new pump in. As you know this pump is all electronic and does an automatic prime. With that being said, I am not sure that my old pump ever had a 100% prime. As you see in the picture, all three valves lead to the one single port going into the pump. I have taken the white plumbing apart and put a good ring of Teflon tape around it. The other white fitting is glued. The black fitting is also glued and also put a very light touch of plumbers grease on the O-ring.
I am stuck and have no clue what else to look for. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!