water well motor

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by maximumrookie, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. maximumrookie

    maximumrookie New Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Ok guys I am the maximum rookie on this subjects so I need your help. Here it goes about 3 months ago, the water well(which pumps water to the house) was pumping water with some sand, the “pump guy†came over dig up the motor, replaced it and charged about 5,000.00 :eek: – 3months later there is an electrical black out due to some fires up in N.Cali. Now The pump’s motor starts (I can hear turn on) but it pump water, I call PG@E to get them to go check the voltage, they say is fine :rolleyes:... now the pump guy is charging me 2,300.00 to fixed the problem (something to do with the motor) and according to him when asked about the warranty, the malfunction of the water pump motor was cause due to the PG@E black out, and it is not cover! Is this possible? What could cause the motor to break down? Am I to pay every time PG@E losses power for what ever reason :(?? Any responds are appreciated, thanks
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Pump Controls Technician
    Lubbock, Texas
    What kind and brand of pump and motor do you have? Sounds "hinky" to me.
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  4. maximumrookie

    maximumrookie New Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    I am trying to get that info.. I also dont feel good about this, is not the 1st,2nd time so i wonder how can people offord this.. the property has 10 acres and at one point it was used for agriculture,that is no longer the case.. i will get the brand of well and pump and let you know
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