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hi  due to illness, I have not used my system for about 6 months.  found this morning the pump wont pump it sounds as though its running.

everything  is as I left it, noting has been disconnected. any ideas please?

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3 hours ago, Al Campbell said:

hi  due to illness, I have not used my system for about 6 months.  found this morning the pump wont pump it sounds as though its running.

everything  is as I left it, noting has been disconnected. any ideas please?

What steps have you taken to fault find?

A massive air lock

Blocked inline strainer mesh

Worn / split diaphragm

Is the water from the tank flowing via a tap and is it turned on

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Al Campbell
24 minutes ago, Apw1210 said:

What steps have you taken to fault find?

A massive air lock

Blocked inline strainer mesh

Worn / split diaphragm

Is the water from the tank flowing via a tap and is it turned on

Hi Apw1210

As yet I've done nothing except to try and run the pump.

 All systems are as I left them, nothing has been disconnected or switched on or off.

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11 minutes ago, Al Campbell said:

Hi Apw1210

As yet I've done nothing except to try and run the pump.

 All systems are as I left them, nothing has been disconnected or switched on or off.

I say this alot as knowing your equipment and how it functions is key. Fault finding is as important as cleaning glass.

It's as simple as

Tank - flow controller - pump - hosereel - pole - brush

Unfortunately we can't see your setup or offer much help as your plumbing may be different to others

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Turn your controller on

Make sure the tap from tank to pump is open if you have one

Set your flow rate to 99 and let it run for a few minutes without any restrictions. Disconnect your hosereel from the pump aswell open speeds up the process

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Al Campbell
Just now, Dave B said:

If it's been left ages easy for an airlock to build up.

Hello Dave B  that has crossed my mind. 

 I wonder if I disconnect the outlet pipe from the pump and connect the garden tap and slowly try and run some water through?

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Al Campbell
4 minutes ago, Apw1210 said:

Turn your controller on

Make sure the tap from tank to pump is open if you have one

Set your flow rate to 99 and let it run for a few minutes without any restrictions. Disconnect your hosereel from the pump aswell open speeds up the process

Hi again, my hose reel is not connected, i did run it for a few minutes on 80. It seemed like the inlet hose was pulsating like the pump but not the outlet

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3 minutes ago, Al Campbell said:

Hi again, my hose reel is not connected, i did run it for a few minutes on 80. It seemed like the inlet hose was pulsating like the pump but not the outlet

Can you upload a few photos of your system

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Connect a garden hose up to the inlet side of the pump after you have removed the inlet filter. Shurflo pumps have a 1/2" male thread that is the same as a Hozelok tap connector. Then very slowly open the garden tap. This will release the non-return valve inside the pump off its seat if that's the problem.

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Al Campbell
4 minutes ago, spruce said:

Connect a garden hose up to the inlet side of the pump after you have removed the inlet filter. Shurflo pumps have a 1/2" male thread that is the same as a Hozelok tap connector. Then very slowly open the garden tap. This will release the non-return valve inside the pump off its seat if that's the problem.

 

Just now, Al Campbell said:

 

Thank you, I shall try that in the morning.  Fingers crossed

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Is there water in the tank 👀.? Same thing happened to a mate of mine, he had a service valve fitted, and it was in the off position....

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Al Campbell
9 minutes ago, Jonny 67 said:

Is there water in the tank 👀.? Same thing happened to a mate of mine, he had a service valve fitted, and it was in the off position....

Yeah I have water in the tank, nothing on the system has changed, all valves etc are in the same position.

 

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Disconnect the pump from the reel and put a short length of hose on to reach out of the van.

Put pump on full for a minute and see if the airlock clears.

That is probably the main issue.

 

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Al Campbell
On 24/05/2021 at 17:41, Al Campbell said:

 

Thank you, I shall try that in the morning.  Fingers crossed

Hi I did as you suggested and the the pump is now working as it should.

Thank you 👍

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On 24/05/2021 at 17:41, Al Campbell said:

 

Thank you, I shall try that in the morning.  Fingers crossed

Hi I did as you suggested, everything is working fine now.

Thank you for your help 👍

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