Low water pressure after replacing pump

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life.' started by Kennedywags, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Kennedywags

    Kennedywags New Member

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    We had no water coming into the house. After 5 days of my husbands friend working on it we have water, but low water pressure. There is not enough pressure to fill the toilet tank or to run the washing machine. We replaced the water tank & the well pump. My husband says there is no filter on the system. Anything else we can do? Or is it time to call a professional?
     
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    When the water pressure is too low, is the pump running? If it is a jet pump (above ground), the jet may be clogged. Otherwise If so, you probably have the wrong pump.

    If the pump is not running, then you have some other problem.
     
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  4. Kennedywags

    Kennedywags New Member

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    The pump does run when the pressure is low. We bought the same pump that came out of the well.
     
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    Kennedywags New Member

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    I should add that the pressure tank is reading 50 psi
     
  6. Reach4

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    So you have a submersible pump.
    1. What is the make and model?
    2. How deep is the top of your water in the well?

    Air precharge is measured when the water pressure is near zero. Are you referring to air pressure or are you referring to the water pressure on the water pressure gauge? I think air. 50 PSI is much higher than the usual air precharge. Normal for a submersible pump is to have the air precharge 2 psi less than the cut-in pressure for the pressure switch.

    3. What water pressure do you get on the gauge at the tank?
    4. How long does it take to get close to that presure?


    You could have a water leak, maybe inside the well.

    5. When you use no water and shut off power to the pump, what happens to the water pressure?
     
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