pump quit while watering garden

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by bosmom, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. bosmom

    bosmom New Member

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    our deep well pump just quit yesterday while watering the garden. we have power to everything. but it has been really dry here. had good pressure before it quit. Any suggestions? Does homeowner's cover wells?
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    If you have power going down the wires to the pump/motor, then it is probably the automatic overload that is tripping. If you wait 15 minutes it should come on by itself. If it is not even trying to come on, you probably don't have the "right" power going down to the motor.
  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Does the system have a low pressure cut-off and if so have you tried resetting it? If you energize the pump does it draw any current? Have you checked the resistance on the pump leads?
  4. bosmom

    bosmom New Member

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    trouble shooting

    How long would it take a professional to trouble shoot the deep well system?
  5. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    About five minutes, but better give whoever comes out an hour or so.
  6. bosmom

    bosmom New Member

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    is it normal to have dirty water after replacing the pump and motor in a well. it will clear up and then get dirty again,
  7. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    If you upgraded to a higher GPM pump, then it sounds like the well has not been developed to the higher GPM.
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