Re: Well pump won't kick in for 5 minute
Posted by Deb on February 04, 2004 at 22:05:31:
In response to Re: Well pump won't kick in for 5 minute
: Lately we have been waiting 5 sometimes 10 minutes for water. Literally no water will run anywhere in the house for typically 5 minutes until we finally hear the well kick in and instantly the water is running again. I thought the tank probably needed air so I added some. This didn't seem to make a difference. Any suggestions?

You should never arbitrarily add air to the pressure tank. The air should be 2 lbs lower than the kick on pressure for the pump. This needs to be checked with the tank drained. I would recommend that you drain the tank and adjust the air to the correct pressure and then post back. Do you have a jet pump or a submersible?
Deb
The Pipewench


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