delayed start

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by jsmith6752, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. jsmith6752

    jsmith6752 New Member

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    I have a gould submersible pump in my well. I just replaced the pressure switch as a first step . My problem is that when the switch clicks on to power the pump it has a delay of 10 seconds. I checked it with a amp meter and it is not drawing any juice until you actually hear the pump come on. The pump starts and after a few seconds I notice a difference in the sound of the water volume? It has 3 wires and only 2 are hooked up. The yellow wire is not connected. Is there any way to test the wires without pulling the pump with a voltmeter? thanks...Jim
  2. toddo1

    toddo1 New Member

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    I have this exact same issue with a Gould submersable pump. Was there any resolution here?
  3. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    So the pressure switch points come together and the amp meter is reading zero. In ten seconds the motor starts and the ampmeter is showing what? Are you sure it isn't just low amps at first then they climb higher in ten seconds? If you have a volt meter, put it on the two contacts that feed the pump motor before the points in the switch click shut and see if it takes ten seconds for the voltage to jump from zero to 230.
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