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Old 01-06-2012, 10:14   #1
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Kohler Genset Seawater Pump Question

I just installed a new seawater pump and it is running dry. What is the secret to priming this pump. I shut i down quickly as to not ruin the impeller. Thanks
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Re: Kohler Genset seawater pump question

If there is no obstruction on the inlet or outlet and no endplay on the impeller it will prime itself.
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Re: Kohler Genset seawater pump question

What Vyndance said.

If the pump is below the waterline, you can crack open the impeller housing to get water to flow.
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Re: Kohler Genset seawater pump question

I corrected a similar problem for a friend once....... I put the inlet and outlet hoses in the correct place! (He had them reversed)
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I am thinking i may have reversed them but how could. It was a very difficulty install very little room, a small tear i now have, more later, now a storm in the Florida Keys
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Re: Kohler Genset seawater pump question

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I am thinking i may have reversed them but how could. It was a very difficulty install very little room, a small tear i now have, more later, now a storm in the Florida Keys
Thru hull open??? Ive never done that....
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