Well pump tripping during regeneration

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Mcnatey

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The circuit breaker on my well pump is tripping during the regeneration cycle of my water softener. This is a constant pressure system. Any idea what’s going on here?

Recently, I discovered a crack in the line from my well to my house and that was repaired. Since then, the breaker has been tripping. It didn’t trip previously.
 

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By breaker, do you mean the AC power circuit breaker? Or is it maybe some trip-out in the electronics for the "constant pressure system"?
 

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Is the water softener on the same breaker? Usually not but do need to check it out. A simple way is shut the breaker off for the well pump then check if the softener still has power.
 

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By breaker, do you mean the AC power circuit breaker? Or is it maybe some trip-out in the electronics for the "constant pressure system"?
I mean the circuit breaker. Not something on the constant pressure system/well pump
 

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Tripping a breaker usually means a short. Those "constant pressure" systems that use a Variable Frequency Drive or VFD will cause a 230V motor to operate on peak voltages of over 1000V. Degradation of the 600V insulation in the motor and wires starts the first time you turn on a VFD. A short is pretty much a given, it is just a matter of when.

But some VFD's like the Pentair PID do not even keep the pump running continuously and can cause a quick cycle when using a large flow rate like when backwashing. That might also cause a breaker to trip.
 
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