Water Pressure problem

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by Satman858, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Satman858

    Satman858 New Member

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    Yesterday I lost water pressure from my well pump. The gauge on the pump is on Zero. There is a little water coming out the facet with very little pressure, but I would think it will completly stop soon.

    Does anyone have any idea what might be the problem?

    Could it be the pressure switch attached to the pump, as I have a extra one?


    Thanks in advance for your replies.
     
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

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    You didn't describe the problem or your system very well....

    I assume you have a jet pump (above ground) since you osay the switch is on the pump....

    Is there power to the pump?

    Are the points in the pressure switch closed?

    Is the motor running or humming?

    If yes yes no, then there is something wrong with the motor.
     
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  4. Satman858

    Satman858 New Member

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    Is there power to the pump? Yes

    Are the points in the pressure switch closed? Do not know how to tell that. :confused:
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    Is the motor running or humming? humming
     
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  5. Satman858

    Satman858 New Member

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    Is there anyone else that might be able to help me know what the problem is?

    Since the pump is making a hummimg noise I would think it is not the pressure switch.
     
  6. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    Your correct, if it's humming, it's getting power. There is a start switch, a centrifugal switch and a start capacitor in most motors. There could be a bug in the switch (between the points), the start cap could be bad and the centrifugal switch could be stuck in the down position.

    Your motor could be bad too. If you don't know how to trouble shoot these things, a pump tech would be your best bet. If you can't find a pump tech, call a well driller.

    bob...
     
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