Sticky pressure switch

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  1. Fishguy

    Fishguy New Member

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    I have recntly installed a new pressure switch. I also was finally able to check the pressure tank and adjust the switch to it's proper setting(see previous thread). Now, every couple of days, I wake up to no water. (I have a KDF filter that self flushes over nite) I have to go outside (burr) and just lightly tap on the new switch and the pump kicks in. All will be fine for a couple more days.
    Any idea as to the problem?

    Thanks in advance,
    Steve
     
  2. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    Did you buy a quality switch or a big box switch?

    Did you clean or at least check the pipes feeding pressure to the switch to see if they were clear?

    bob...
     
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  4. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    Did you clean or at least check the pipes feeding pressure to the switch to see if they were clear?


    That's gotta be it
     
  5. Fishguy

    Fishguy New Member

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    pressure switch

    The line to the switch was clear and yes it's a switch from Lowe's.

    Steve
     
  6. WV Hillbilly

    WV Hillbilly New Member

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    I assume you didn't have this problem till you installed the new switch . If you're sure the water pressure line feeding the switch is clear I'd say you got a defective switch .
     
  7. Fishguy

    Fishguy New Member

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    Who Me??

    I am in NO WAY surprised by that!!

    Steve
     
  8. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    That makes three of us.

    bob...
     
  9. sammyhydro11

    sammyhydro11 Previous member

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    Pressure switches from lowes are complete garbage. I have replaced 3 of them in the last 2 months. You need to go to a plumbers supply store and get yourself a good quality square D switch.

    sammy

    www.tylerwellandpump.com
     
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