Motor is not priming, no water going through pump

  • Last Post 27 June 2017
LindsayMadison posted this 20 June 2017

Hello - attached is the motor and pump that I have and it is not priming water.  If the answer is to get a new motor, then can you please recommend the most energy efficient option for my system?  Here is a link of the motor running:

Clean & Clear Pump

AO Smith 1HP MotorClean & Clear Plus PumpClean & Clear Plus Pump

Service posted this 27 June 2017

Hi Lindsay,

If you could eliminate any of the 90 degree angles on the suction side of the pump that would help out quite a bit with any priming issues. Also if your plumbing is 1.5" going into the pump if you can replace the pipe directly going into the pump with 2" that will also help. I would also consider it time to replace the pump with something like PureLine Prime 1.5 HP Pool Pump.

Thank You