View Full Version : Locker pump wont prime?

06-19-2011, 10:12 PM
We had an issue last summer with the locker ballast picking up air when filling. We took it in over the winter and they found the issue and said they fixed the air issue. We tried it first time this year and now it sounds like it wont prime at all. The rears work fine and fill but no water is being pumped through the middle ballast.

Any ideas where I should start? Pump definatley sounds quiet like its not even running at full speed as the others...?

06-19-2011, 10:15 PM
What boat do you have? Do you have three pumps or one pump and thee spring valves?

06-20-2011, 11:23 AM
2010 LSV with the 3 pumps

06-20-2011, 11:25 AM
I'd try swapping the impeller from one of the working pumps into the non-working pump and seeing if that fixes things.

06-20-2011, 11:29 AM
Ours will not prime unless we are moving with the pump on. And I might be wrong, but I think the owners manual says you may have to be moving for it to prime.

06-20-2011, 11:42 AM
check your impellars if they are the white ones call wakemakers and order the green ones..... some time in '10 they switched them from the white to the green...

06-20-2011, 07:32 PM
Tried to prime it again today while moving and still no luck. Will check the impellers next weekend and see whats up.


06-26-2011, 06:45 PM
Solved it!!

Seems someone tried to use a piece of 1" copper pipe as a hose barb instead of a real hose barb. Even though they had it clamped down tight it was too small and allowing air to be sucked in not creating enough suction to prime.

Found a hose barb lyring around and all is good now.