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

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2017
    Location:
    Florida
    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

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Occupation:
    Pump Controls Technician
    Location:
    Lubbock, Texas
    Probably a bad start capacitor or a bad centrifugal switch or both.
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
Similar Threads: Sprinkler pump
Forum Title Date
Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum How do I turn on a Sprinkler Pump Mar 16, 2021
Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum Where do I install sprinkler Pump Mar 14, 2021
Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum Converting sprinklers to drip that use a pump Aug 9, 2018
Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum Simple garden hose sprinkler on Well pump issue Jun 25, 2016
Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum Sprinkler Pump lost/losing prime? (Florida) Mar 23, 2013

Share This Page