Woke up to no water

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  1. Cookie jar

    Cookie jar New Member

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    Well was working this morning when water softner went off then 2hrs later wasnt able to flush or use faucet. Checked the breakers and pressure gage is at 48. Well X trol well. Any suggestions? Thank you for your time.
     
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    There are some softeners that can be set up to not bypass during regeneration. Maybe yours is one, and you got stuck.

    Most softeners bypass hard water on through during regeneration.

    So if you drain water from the spigot at the base of the pressure tank, do you get water? That is a good thing to do on occasion to flush out any sediment that has settled there anyway. I am wondering if your pressure gauge is stuck and the pressure is actually zero. Unlikely, but so is a no-bypass softener.

    Another possibility is that your cartridge filter got fully clogged. Not very likely either. Those usually clog gradually.

    Any kids that could have fiddled with a valve?
     
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  4. Cookie jar

    Cookie jar New Member

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    Thank you for the important info(no young kids) It's the power switch, just tapped the side and it came on.
    Have a good day.
     
  5. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    When the pressure switch malfunctions like that it is usually from the pump cycling on and off too much. It will probably do it again a time or two before the pump is destroyed.
     
  6. LLigetfa

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    That suggests there is an accumulation of minerals under the diaphragm of the switch. Time for a new switch.
     
  7. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    It could be something under the switch diaphragm, but if the points are burned it is cycling on and off too much.
     
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