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

    Aug 8, 2011
    Ottawa Ontario
    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.

  2. BPRO

    BPRO New Member

    Aug 8, 2011
    Ottawa Ontario
    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

    Feb 6, 2011
    Information Technology
    NW Ontario, Canada
    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

    Mar 26, 2007
    Consult and Teach Well Drilling Internationally
    Virginia Beach, VA
    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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