Thank you. Let me try it again. It was a little awkward so I'll try to take more time. I appreciate the help from everyone. Will post back after I try to seal.Well, it would seem that the plastic is getting sucked in for it to tear. Its blocking the leak enough to at least get a partial prime going. If you have duct tape you could try a couple of rounds of that to tape the lid to the pump pot and see if the pot fills completely. If that works then I would replace the pump pot.