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Yesterday I filled & flipped the switch for the first time to start filling my loop, but then this happens. VID_20210726_083548820.mp4 - Google Drive No tilting, shaking or other crazy case movements will get the liquid to flow through the loop. It makes it to the top rad, then a subtle amount gets to the cpu block, but no further. The weirdest thing also happens, that I've never seen anywhere before. Once I turn off the switch to my PSU, & set the case back up right, all the liquid flows back down, then up into the res. I'm currently waiting for RMA & other tech support from Performance PC's & ek to diagnose the issue. I've tried a few things like draining the res, which works fine as expected, but opening any fittings or plugs to release air won't help at all. I know the liquid makes it to the GPU block, so that's a good thing. Though, it's not clear to me what the actual issue is. I'm super confused by this... Pretty sure I'm gonna have to rebuild my system, from the ground up again to test everything, & mind you I haven't even gotten the chance to power up my mb yet to see if it works~ Any feedback is very much appreciated rn, as I had to take today off to troubleshoot this nonsense. Thank you~
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Prior to filling I did a leak test with ek's Leak Tester from my GPU WB, there was an immediate air drop, so I redid the entire loop to find the leak, which I did. I didn't push in the brass tubing in far enough near the inlet on the top of the res. I filled it about .35 bar, then did two 15 min sessions before calling it a solid loop. Properly released the air, then let the system sit for awhile before filling in Primochill Sys Prep. I did plug the GPU WB obviously... I mean this could be many things. Airlock defect in the GPU WB preventing further liquid from going through the loop, which would suck! The top is rad is possibly corroded after cleaning it with Primochill's Rad Cleaner, so it's creating another air lock. The pump is a no go! Maybe the wiring to the pump is faulty? The PSU works because it's giving power to my RGB fans & front case led. Pft... If I would know what it could be, as this is my first PC build...
 

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The pump is a no go! Maybe the wiring to the pump is faulty? The PSU works because it's giving power to my RGB fans & front case led. Pft... If I would know what it could be, as this is my first PC build...
Odd issue since the pump is clearly working on start up.

No tilting, shaking or other crazy case movements will get the liquid to flow through the loop. It makes it to the top rad, then a subtle amount gets to the cpu block, but no further.
Will your liquid flow into your loop if you disconnect everything and just rotate the case in nearly every direction? Requires a bit of strength lol so careful and don't pull you back!

I have in comparison the most simplistic, basic loop and I can fill it without using the pump. Simply by rolling and pitching the loop... but it still takes time.

Your loop is very complex loop with at least nine (9) 90 degree fittings. Every single 90 degree fitting will impact flow. Not to mention there are various areas where air can be isolated and trapped. It might just be the context of this loop making it difficult to fill.

mean this could be many things. Airlock defect in the GPU WB preventing further liquid from going through the loop, which would suck! The top is rad is possibly corroded after cleaning it with Primochill's Rad Cleaner, so it's creating another air lock.
These are all new components. What is an "airlock defect"? Unless the block is clogged, air and liquid will flow through it. It's milled metal. Hard to screw up...

Your radiator won't corrode that fast either. You may tarnish the metal but corrosion? That can take years in a decent loop. Unless you're running highly conductive fluid, sure it can be accelerated but again, it won't corrode in a day.

I'd suggest trying a lot more tilting, rotating, and pitching your system before disassembling the loop and replacing the pump.

Edit: Question, how do you fill your loop? Do you have a fill port?
 

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Also, if you don’t want to blow your back out, you can use a hand primer tool.

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It should help you force liquid into your loop. You can find these tools in an automotive section or automotive store.
 

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None of the above to seem to be issue because I went to go pick up an extra evga psu today to do the rolly polly with my system to get the supposed airlock out, but was completely taken by surprise that the evga pump actually gave my pump power, & it now circulates liquid through my loop without issue. There seems to be an issue with my Seasonic psu giving power to my ek d5 pump combo~
 

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How did you determine it was the PSU so quickly? It's good that you isolated it but I'm surprised you already found the culprit.
 

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How did you determine it was the PSU so quickly? It's good that you isolated it but I'm surprised you already found the culprit.
It was by accident, as I didn't expect it to happen, but I'm still troubleshooting it. Rn I'm trying to get some bleeding experience. Trying to avoid having an air bubble in my cpu block, which there currently is now. This is just a cleaning rn, then I'll flush that out before adding my coolant. It's gonna suck if it is the psu, though because I can't just easily replace that...
 

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It was by accident, as I didn't expect it to happen, but I'm still troubleshooting it. Rn I'm trying to get some bleeding experience. Trying to avoid having an air bubble in my cpu block, which there currently is now. This is just a cleaning rn, then I'll flush that out before adding my coolant. It's gonna suck if it is the psu, though because I can't just easily replace that...
This thread is now solved. Thanks for all of the feedback! I feel like a complete dult rn, but I discovered what was wrong... I didn't have the pwm header seated properly, so it was effing with the pump. After a bizzare experience today, I started checking the other cables, & sure enough I never even bothered unplugging it or making sure it was even seated correctly~
 

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Glad to hear! I still recommend the hand primer. It will make your life easier in the long run. Good luck :)
 
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