well not starting

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by Ellis, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Ellis

    Ellis New Member

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    My well will not start,it just makes a humming sound.It is a submersible pump with a Square D pressure switch and a Franklin Electric QD control box.I have changed out the Square D pressure switch,but still no go.Is there a way to check the Franklin Electric QD control to tell if that is what is bad?Any troubleshooting help would be appreciated thanks for your time.
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    You can see how to check that box on the Franklin Electric web site in their AIM manual. But I would just replace it. Stick on a new box and if the pump still won't run, you probably need a new motor. That is as long as you have 240V going to the motor to start with, which I would check first.
  3. Ellis

    Ellis New Member

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    Yes I do have 240 volts going to it.Thanks for the reply and info.
  4. craigpump

    craigpump Active Member

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    It's not uncommon for the control box to go bad and hear a hum when the pump tries to start.
  5. Texas Wellman

    Texas Wellman In the Trades

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    You should be able to buy a franklin box at lowe's/HD for about $70-80 (haven't priced them lately).

    Good luck!!
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