Originally Posted by coalcut
Thanks for the quick response. The canister is filled with water and their are no leaks/air leaks in the connections. I'll try filling the hoses with water before connecting and see if that works.
I've found that to be the hardest thing to do. Do you keep the valve at the bottom of the hoses closed when you disconnect from the canister? That way they stay full of water and you don't have to worry about priming them again.
What I do is close value, disconnect hoses, take canister to be cleaned, when finished fill canister to the top with tank water, close lids, attach hoses and valve, open valve, turn on canister and press prime button repeatedly then rock back and forth to release air.