Pump start up

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by PHILIPHD, May 12, 2008.

  1. PHILIPHD

    PHILIPHD New Member

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    I have a deep well pump that is used intermittenly for filling the pool and watering the garden.

    I am having trouble with the pump starting. If I go to the pump house and tap on the electrical control valve for the pump it takes right off and I have water. I assume this electric relay needs replacing? What is it called and were do I purchase?

    Thanks,
    Phil
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Is the pump above ground, in the pump house? If so, you have a jet pump and the problem may be that the tubing to/from the pressure switch, the tubing fittings, and where the tubing fittings screw into the wet end of the pump and the switch, may be blocked with rust. That prevents the switch from reading real time pressure, and it lags at both start up and shut off.

    You must unplug or otherwise shut off the pump, drain the pressure tank and remove that tubing its fittings etc. and clean/open all of them. You do that because you have water pressure on the tubing etc. unless you drain the tank.
  3. PHILIPHD

    PHILIPHD New Member

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    Pump is in ground, all that is in pump house is the tank and electrical connections. However I beleive I found the problem. It was a loose wire, installed a new wire nut and everything running fine.
  4. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    There ya go then.
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