Bought a new 5.5 honda trash pump..engine runs great but the pump dosent actually pump anything??? So I took the hose (intake) sealed the intake that makes contact with the quick disconnect with gasket maker so their is NO leaks in the intake line. I then prime the pump as per the directions. Put the suction end down in water roughly 2 feet from bottom so there is no clogging issues. Still to this day it never pumps water it only pumps out the half gallon that is in the pump that I had to ' prime ' the pump with! I can't dissasemble the pump because all of the rubber seals have ....well sealed themselfs from me prying the pump apart to check any seals. I have infact been able to get the trash pump to pump water once when I took a 275 gallon toat I had in the bed of my truck and filled it with water. Hooked the intake of the pump to the outport of the 275 gallon tote in the truck and let the valve open. Primed and started the pump and she pumped like a champ but ONLY because it is basically being force fed from a large tank. Still can't get it to create any type of suction once the intake hose has been placed in pools,ponds etc...???? Any ideas guys?