well keeps cutting on and off

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by maniacva1, May 29, 2012.

  1. maniacva1

    maniacva1 New Member

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    chesapeake va
    My shallow 1/2 power well pump keeps cutting on and off. I get water but it gets to hot so I just cut it off. What can be the problem? I have adjusted the pressure but that seems to not fix the problem.
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    NW Ontario, Canada
    You don't provide enough info for a prognosis.

    What gets too hot, the water or the motor? If the motor, then the thermal protector is probably turning it off.

    Is this feeding a bladder tank or hydro-pneumatic tank? Does it have the expected drawdown?
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