Just as the freeze guard relay decided to quit we had a few days of hard freeze afterwards... Now that all has thawed out, can't get the pump to prime.
I've tried closing skimmers and spa and leave main drain open. Also put spider valve on recirculate. Once the basket is filled, the pump empties the basket quickly as normal and the water begins to trickle in but after about 3-4 minutes it dries up. Even filled the basket and closed the inlet valve and simultaneously start the pump and open the valve; there's a big inrush (getting my hopes up), but eventually dries up. Made sure there's grease on the lid o-ring and it's tight. Ugh!
Attached is a picture of my setup.
I'm hoping there's just air in the line and it's a matter of time (and effort). Even tried to run a garden hose and fill both the main drain and skimmer lines from the pump basket side.
Anything else I can try?
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