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marine hand pump high and dry

hi,
marine hand pump not working. new hose last year. before I take it apart, is there anything I can do to troubleshoot.?
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hand pump clarification

hello again, fyi hand pump in question is a galley, self-priming pump.
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if you havent used it for a longtime it may have dried out inside there is a seal that sucks up the air and water, it it drys out after use ( 1 year + ) it shrinks to flx it get a bottle cut a small hole in the lid put in a straw and squirt water back into the tap end till its full of water then try it again,
this may take several goes to resoak the seal
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thank you. your advice was spot on. much appreciated.
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If sptpc's suggestion doesn't get it going, it may need a rebuild (or replacement). Perhaps something could be stuck in the pump valves, so that may make taking it apart worth the effort.
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