Re: Shallow well pump will not turn off
Posted by Bud...Suncoast Plumbing on September 23, 19100 at 19:32:49:
In response to Re: Shallow well pump will not turn off
Kolin: It sounds like your pumps pressure switch is set to high. The proper means to set the bladder tank should be on the tank some where(45 is quite high it should be about 2psi less than your cut in pressure..check with the manufacturer). Most pressure switches have two adjustment screws located under a cover held in place with a nut. Turn only the large one in a counter clockwise direction until it shuts off. The smaller adjusting screw is for the differential setting and should not be turned
Lots of luck...Bud

I have a 2 gallon pressure tank w/ diaphragm. It is charged to about 45 psi. I get good water pressure out of the hose. I have primed it using another water source (hooked up the hose to the pump discharge outlet and pressurized it. Does this fill the pump with water also?)

: I have to unplug it to get it to turn off. Is there an easy way to check the pressure switch, the tank (to see if the diaphragm is broken) or any thing else that I am not thinking of?

: Thanks in advance for your help...

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