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Pool won't hold prime. I cleaned the filter & basket. Prime is slow to come up but then surges up and immediately drops back down.

The pool has a hayward booster pump but don't know the brand of main pump & motor.

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Check top seal make sure its not damaged if ok check to see if intake union is tight if still bad check impeller for debris

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check for air leaks, cover o-ring is common culprit. anything in front of pump can cause this.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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should be a 60 amp breaker

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Pool pump won't prime. Impeller replaced, worked

sounds like a priming problem. look at the check valve in front of the pump in the suction line. sounds as if it is loosing its prime so you don't have enough water close enough to the pump to get it primed.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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Your pipe could be clogged or you may have a clog in the impeller. Check the pump basket and if it is cracked then it is probally in the impeller and you may be able to reach it with a screwdriver and needlenose. If you have a crack in the skimmer basket it could be in the line and you can check this by putting a kitchen sponge in the skimmer and if it comes out in the pump the line is clear. If it is clogged you may be able to clear it with a flush bag you can get at any hardware store. If that dosn't do it you will need to get a pro. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

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With the pump off and the basket out reach inside the pump with some needlenose pliers and see if something is clogging the impeller. It will be inside the hole behind the pump basket and will feel spongey when you reach in there. If so work it counter clockwise and when it loostens up pull it out with the pliers. Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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