Franklin Electric control box making chattering noie

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by mnkcon, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. mnkcon

    mnkcon New Member

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    Rhode Island
    Hi
    as it is 9pm and too late to call a professional, i need to know what i should do about the control box making a chattering noise
    I shut the breaker off until i can get a diagnosis
    i had just finished doing dishes then started the washing machine - halfway through the fill of the washing machine tub the control box started making a chattering noise at about 5-10 min intervals
    any ideas? feedback appreciated
  2. WellWaterProducts

    WellWaterProducts In the trades

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    Northwood NH
    If you're lucky it's just a failing control box. I think you can guess the unlucky outcome.
  3. mnkcon

    mnkcon New Member

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    thanks - i think
    the pump is only about 7 years old - will i kill it if i turn the power back on to the control box
  4. Texas Wellman

    Texas Wellman In the Trades

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    You sure it's not the pressure switch chattering? There are no mechanical links in MOST C-Boxes to chatter but I have heard some buzz and pop on occassion. Also there is a relay in the box that might make a click but not sure how loud it would be...

    I suspect your tank is waterlogged and is either causing of amplifying the problem.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
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