3 hp 3 wire 240 volt Control Box

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life.' started by bobfromtexas, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. bobfromtexas

    bobfromtexas New Member

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    I have a 3 hp 3 wire Gould pump that does nothing but fill the pond that has another pump that irrigates the lawn. It runs most of the time to keep up.The other day it stopped working. The breaker was not tripped. The start capacitor was leaking so I replaced it. Still nothing. I disconnected the pump wire at the well. No voltage. The points are closed on the pressure gauge. It reads 240 at the line side of the controller but nothing on the load side. Could a shorted pump have fried the controller ? I have a new controller ordered but don't want to damage it if the pump is the problem. Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. VAWellDriller

    VAWellDriller Active Member

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    Try resetting red overload buttons on bottom of control box.
     
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  4. bobfromtexas

    bobfromtexas New Member

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    VaWellDriller...sorry I forgot to mention that. They were ok.
     
  5. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    You probably have a "Deluxe" control box with the power relay. If the relay doesn't suck in you don't get any power out of the box.
     
  6. bobfromtexas

    bobfromtexas New Member

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    Thanks for the reply valveman. Yes it is the deluxe cb30412mc box. I took the power relay out and wire it like a standard box. It works fine controlled by the circuit breaker. I have a new deluxe box on the way.
     
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