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    Air in pump basket

    Split off of Leak on suction side. Please ask questions in your own topic. JasonLion

    I think I have a similar problem. when my pressure rasies approx 5psi, I get some bubbles in the pump basket, and air bubbles out of one return jet. I did read something that said just put pvc glue near the connections coming into the pump? does this sound like the same issue and a viable solution? I've never noticed hissing.
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    Re: Air in pump basket

    You need to figure out where the leak is before you can try fixing it with glue. By far the most likely place is the O-ring around the lid to the pump strainer basket. Make sure it is clean and free of nicks and cuts and well lubricated.
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    Re: Air in pump basket

    Quote Originally Posted by reebok
    I think I have a similar problem. when my pressure rasies approx 5psi, I get some bubbles in the pump basket, and air bubbles out of one return jet. I did read something that said just put pvc glue near the connections coming into the pump? does this sound like the same issue and a viable solution? I've never noticed hissing.
    When pressure rises in a filter, the suction should decrease and bubbles should also decrease. So what you are seeing is opposite of what I would expect. Is the 5 PSI rise due to a dirty filter or something else?
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