Sprinkler pump keeps tripping when I turn it on.

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by Tjecjhw, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Tjecjhw

    Tjecjhw New Member

    Apr 5, 2017
    hi, most likely this question has been asked before...our lawn sprinkler system isn't working and lawn is starting to brown. I found the fuse box and saw that the system's switch had been tripped, so I reset it and tried to turn the system on in both manual and auto modes. Each time the pump made a loud, angry coughing sound and then the breaker tripped again.
    Any suggs before I call someone out?
  2. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Pump Controls Technician
    Lubbock, Texas
    Probably a bad start capacitor or a bad centrifugal switch or both.
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