Last Step Injection Problem

Scompton73

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I have a older prochem blazer XL with last step chemical injection using a general pump chemical pump. I have two main issues. 1st. When I have it set to prime I don't seem to be getting all the air out of the system as there is a continuous flow of bubbles that never go away. Obviously there is a leak somewhere but I just don't know where. I did have a crack in the flow meter but I've since replaced that and it did make a significant difference as I had no flow at all before. I've also replaced all the clear braided lines but that did not make any difference. The other thing I'm noticing is that when I have it set to run I'm getting water leaking into the chemical jug coming from the prime hose. After a while of not using my wand my chemical jug will just start filling up with water until it overflows. I assume this must be an issue with the diaphram on the chemical pump being ruptured correct? How else would water get into the chemical jug? I also notice water leaking from the bottom of the chemical pump when it's engaged even though I have it on as tight as possible. I'm thinking I might have to issues 1. a ruptured diaphram in the GP and second, the three way prime valve must be defective and allowing water to flow back into the chemical jug. Anyone have any other ideas?
 

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It's hard to say, but it sounds like you may have more than one problem. I would start by rebuilding the chemical pump. If you still have a problem I would be looking at the 3-way valve. I'm pretty sure the back flowing into the jug is a check valve issue in the chemical pump. I think it's the check valve that draws from the container is not closing as it should. If you haven't rebuilt it in quite a while I'd plan on doing that. The air bubbles could be the 3-way valve or a bad connection somewhere is letting air in.
 

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Chem jug overfilling. chemical pump diaphragm is bad. When you replaced the chem flow meter, if didn't replace the barbs on it I would. I also take the fittings out of the meter and lock tight all the connections. Chemical system has to be air tight.