Originally Posted by lockieboi
Thanks for your reply, have muffs but was running it in a bin of fresh water. I had it pumping ok for about half hour but after leaving it dry stored for a month, started it again and no water came out of tell tale until I poked a coat hanger in the whole mentioned.
Take the cowl off, disconnect the hose, run on the muffs. There's little bits of sand or aluminum corrosion flaking off and getting jammed in the plastic fitting at the very end of the hose. Flush those bits out.
Poking with the wire is just shuffling them around to allow the water by temporarily.
edit ok I see better now where its getting blocked. I don't know a way to access that space.