Pump short cycling I think?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by Rod M1, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Rod M1

    Rod M1 New Member

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    I have a Simer 2802E well pump and it's pumping grate at 7 gallons a minute. But when you close the facet it will rapidly and repeatedly cycle on and off.

    Dues that sound like a leak? Would it be on the suction side or presser side?
     
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Sounds like two problems, a busted bladder and a leaky footvalve.
     
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  4. Rod M1

    Rod M1 New Member

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    Thanks, "leaky footvalve" You mean a check valve right? This is a shallow well jet pump.
     
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    If you have a check valve between the pump and pressure tank, remove it. It will cause the switch to bounce the way you describe it.
     
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