Control motor keeps kicking on and off

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by TXCarl, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. TXCarl

    TXCarl New Member

    Control motor making noise, no water

    Water well was working fine. Pump 4 years old, tank not old, new pressure switch. When power turned on it sounds like the control box keeps trying to turn on, making sort of a clicking noise, but no pressure is building up. What does that indicate? If the new switch is not set at a similar pressure as the old one, would that keep it from being able to start pump?
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2008
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Why exactly did you change the switch?

    Did you check the air pressure in the tank with no water in it to be 1-2 psi less than the turn the pump on switch setting? I.E. 30/50 switch settings gets 29-28 psi air pressure with no water in the tank.
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