What to do when pump takes more than 45 seconds to prime or does not prime at all ?
Never run dry for more than 2 minutes. So if pump does not prime in 45 seconds; that means there is some problem.Check for leakage in suction line.Check whether dry vacuum remains stable or not.Suction lift too high.
How to Check Dry Vacuum?
Close all inlets and outlets of pump and open the priming valve (if provided). Run the pump to achieve maximum vacuum but not more than 2 minutes. Turn off the pump and check whether pump vacuum remains stable or not for 2 minutes.
What to do when pump does not perform the rated performance ?
Check the suction line / strainer for blockages.Strainer placed very near to the walls of well.Increased suction lift.
How to detect leaking of mechanical carbon seal ?
Continuous leaking of water from behind the pump body while operating pump.Dry vacuum does not remain stable.
Remedy – Replace Mechanical Carbon Seal Kit.
How to check oil level of pump & what is the recommended oil for pump bearings ?
Dipstick is fixed in the bearing housing of pump. Maximum and minimum level indication is provided on it.Recommended oil for pump bearings - SAE 40 / equivalent.
What to do when portable pump does not start properly ?
Check for sufficient fuel level & fuel cock position.Loose battery / wiring connections.Apply choke in case of petrol engines.Check battery voltage.
What is the recommended oil for Fire hawk P.T.O. ?
SAE 90 or equivalent