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Thread: Cartridge filter leak where pressure gauge is located

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    Cartridge filter leak where pressure gauge is located

    So lately, I've been getting more and more bubbles at start-up. Today I found a air leak when the pump is turned OFF right where the pressure gauge is at.

    I'm going to have my tech look at it this weekend, but until then, should I run the pump continuously? I don't want it to get so bad where the pump starts up dry and maybe cause damage.
    ~12k gallon, cartridge filter, IG, plaster, 2hp Pentair Whisperflo WF-28, 150gpm filter

    Pics: http://imgur.com/a/HqaPq#0

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    Re: Cartridge filter leak where pressure gauge is located

    A pressure side leak could cause the pump to lose prime when it is off, but the pump should be able to re-prime it's self when it starts up again. If you have actually seen the pump run dry, then yes, leave it running. But that seems unlikely to me.
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