Water Pump ( Deep Well) runs continously

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by BPRO, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. BPRO

    BPRO New Member

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    I have a challenge with a Water Pump that wants to run continuously.
    Pressure never gets to the cut off point.
    Tank seems to be OK however, I will have to check if pressure holds as it was very low ( 15psi).

    Any other suggestions from you folks?

    I also suspect that my pump may be somewhat worn down so I may have to repair or replace.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    Thanks,
    BPRO
     
  2. BPRO

    BPRO New Member

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    OK I checked the pressure again in the tank and it has dropped from 38psi where I set it at to about 19psi.
    Tanks should not loose the pressure this quickly is that correct? If so that would indicate we have a leak in the diaphragm. I have a Well-Trol WX 202. I guess I should replace the tank./
     
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  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Does the pressure drop when you shut off the pump and are not using water?
    Is the pump a submersible or deep well jet?
    How deep is the well?
    How high is the water table?
     
  5. masterpumpman

    masterpumpman New Member

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    It sounds to me like you have a jet pump (above ground pump)! If this is the case, I suspect that the nozzle in the venturi (jet assembly) is plugged. Remove the jet assembly and remove any debris from the 1/4" nozzle and reassemble. You should have pressure now. Jet pumps don't build pressure the jet assembly builds the pressure!

    If it's a submersible pump (in the well pump) you have another problem!
     
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