Pump Problem?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by PaulJ, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. PaulJ

    PaulJ New Member

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    Hi All,
    Brand new to the forum did some searching but couldnt find any real info.on my problem so here it is...
    I have a 1/2 HP submersible and a myers tank, system is 10 years old.
    Came home yesterday and no pressure,cant get the pump to kick in either,
    checked and replaced control box(franklin) no good. when I turn on pressure switch manually all I get is a spark.Any Ideas?

    Paul
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2007
  2. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    This isn't the answer your looking for, but average life of a submersible pump is 7 years, yours is ten years old. The spark may be what you see before the overload protector in the motor trips because the motor can't start. It could be a bad wire in the ground or in the well also.

    bob...
     
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  4. PaulJ

    PaulJ New Member

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    You are right Bob not the answer I wanted to hear but thanks anyway...
    Called in the pros

    Paul
     
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