Re: Pump takes 10+ mins to come on
Posted by Clueless on November 05, 2002 at 18:09:45:
In response to Re: Pump takes 10+ mins to come on
I do hear the pressure switch flip on...about 10 minutes after the water has run out. I have NOT adjusted anything on the pressure switch itself, and it appeared to work for the first few hours when I replaced it this last time (i did replace one last year, and made no adjustments, and it worked perfectly til this trouble started)

Also, when the pump does finally come on, it is like gangbusters. There is absolutely no problem with the pump pumping when it pumps, it just doesn't want to come on....

: You should be able to hear the pressure switch click on/off. Off at 50 and on at 30. If you can determine that the pressure switch is working correctly(if you have a volt meter check here to indicate voltage to pump motor) the the next place is probably the pump motor. There is usually an overload/overheat switch builtin the motor and would probably take a few minutes to re-set after triping which is what the symptons that you are decribing indicate. Good luck

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