no water for Christmas, please help! well pump suddenly not cycling

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life.' started by moray, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. moray

    moray New Member

    Aug 8, 2007

    We have a Goulds 15S shallow well pump that mysteriously stopped cycling this morning. We have nothing but a trickle coming out of our faucets. The pump has a digital pressure switch (Amtrol), which is reading "31..88..31..blank..31..88..31..blank" etc.. Any idea what I could do to troublshoot this? I tried cycling the power to the pump, but no change.

    It's a newer pump (1-2 yrs), and we've never had any problems with it.

    Many thanks for any ideas! We were expecting 11 for Christmas tomorrow, and don't want to displace our houseguests because we have no water :(
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

    Jan 5, 2008
    Test, Don't Guess!
    Land of Cheese
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

  4. masterpumpman

    masterpumpman New Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Consult and Teach Well Drilling Internationally
    Virginia Beach, VA
    iIf you have a pressure tank on the system I'd try replacing the electronic pressure switch with a regular pressure switch from a big box store. That may get you buy until after Christmas.
  5. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Pump Controls Technician
    Lubbock, Texas
    Yeah it sounds like a problem with that pressure switch. You can add a regular pressure switch anywhere in line and run the wires to it. You don't have to remove the electronic switch to make the system work.
Similar Threads: water Christmas
Forum Title Date
Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life. Christmas and No Water Dec 25, 2010
Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life. My water isn't working. It's Christmas. Any help? Dec 25, 2009
Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life. Acid Neutralizer/Water Softener Tuesday at 5:49 PM
Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life. Pump runs continuously while water is on. Saturday at 8:40 AM
Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life. Wayne PC2 - Do I need a water strainer? Mar 11, 2017

Share This Page