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Well Pump Problems The Water Well Tank

One of the common problems with having a well for you water supply is that you have the maintenance of the water pump and the related things that are necessary to make that all work. One of the most important parts of that system is the water well tank or the water pump tank. This tank is what keeps the well pump from having to turn on and off every time you draw a few drops of water.

In the past the tanks were made with an air valve that injected just a bit of air into the tank every time the pump started. This helped to keep some air in the tank and also gave the annoying problem of air coming out of the faucet at times. To make this better well water pump tanks are now made with a diaphragm that separates the air from the water.
This keeps the water cushion trapped inside the tank. That is great and makes the well tank virtually maintenance free as long as there are not holes in the rubber bladder that separates the water and the air.

There are some easy ways to tell if your well pump tank is not working the way that is should work. And also here are some things that you can do to maximize the capacity of the tank.

  1. Drain all the water pressure out of your system. Then check the air pressure in your tank and adjust it to 2 PSI below the cut in pressure of your pump.
  2. Make sure that your pressure switch is giving you 20 PSI differential between the cut in and the cut out of your pump.
  3. Make sure that your tank is big enough to give you at least 2 minutes run time when your pump starts till it stops.

Now for pressure tank not working
  1. The pump starts and stops rapidly while you are drawing water. This means the bladder has failed in the tank and you have no air in the pressure tank. Replace your pressure tank.
  2. You get a slight hesitation as you are drawing water before the pump. This means that you have too much air in the tank and you need to release some air or increase the cut in pressure on the pressure switch.
  3. If in the summer time you see condensation more than halfway up the side of the tank then you have a bad tank. The tank should never be more than about half full of water. Replace the well pressure tank.

One note to consider. If you are not drawing water and your pressure drops rapidly when the well pump shuts off then it is NOT a pressure tank problem, it is a problem with the check valve in the pump.

This should give you a basic trouble shooting guide to your well water tank or water pressure pump tank.

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I want a special catalog, operation and maintenance


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see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Drain Pump If the washer is leaking water the drain pump might have a hole or crack. Or, the bearings might be worn out. Replace the drain pump if it is leaking water, they're not repairable
Tub Seal and Bearing Kit If the washer is leaking water the tub seal and bearing might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal and bearing can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.
Tub Seal Kit If the washer is leaking water the tub seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal kit can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.


Tub Seal If the washer is leaking water the tub seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.

Tub to Pump Hose If the washer is leaking water the hose from the tub to the pump might be split or torn. Don't try to cut off the bad piece of hose and stretch it to fit the pump, this will put strain on the remainder of the hose and may cause a sudden and complete failure of the hose which will dump potentially hundreds or thousands of gallons of water onto the floor because the next time the washer tries to fill all of the water will end up on the floor and so the washer will never shut off the valve. Any time there is a damaged hose, replace it completely with the OEM part.

Washing Machine Fill Hose If the washer is leaking water, check the fill hoses on the back of the washer, this is the most common place for water to leak. If the washer still has the original black rubber fill hoses replace them with stainless steel or some other, more durable hose.

Drain Hose If the washer is leaking water check the drain hose. The most common places for the hose to spring a leak is from the connection to the pump out to the back of the washer. Another common occurrence is when the washer gets pushed too far back against the wall.
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see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Drain Pump If the washer is leaking water the drain pump might have a hole or crack. Or, the bearings might be worn out. Replace the drain pump if it is leaking water, they're not repairable.

Tub Seal and Bearing Kit If the washer is leaking water the tub seal and bearing might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal and bearing can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.
Tub Seal Kit If the washer is leaking water the tub seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal kit can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.

Tub Spin Seal If the washer is leaking water the tub spin seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub spin seal can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.
Tub Seal If the washer is leaking water the tub seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.

Tub to Pump Hose If the washer is leaking water the hose from the tub to the pump might be split or torn. Don't try to cut off the bad piece of hose and stretch it to fit the pump, this will put strain on the remainder of the hose and may cause a sudden and complete failure of the hose which will dump potentially hundreds or thousands of gallons of water onto the floor because the next time the washer tries to fill all of the water will end up on the floor and so the washer will never shut off the valve. Any time there is a damaged hose, replace it completely with the OEM part.

Washing Machine Fill Hose If the washer is leaking water, check the fill hoses on the back of the washer, this is the most common place for water to leak. If the washer still has the original black rubber fill hoses replace them with stainless steel or some other, more durable hose.

Drain Hose If the washer is leaking water check the drain hose. The most common places for the hose to spring a leak is from the connection to the pump out to the back of the washer. Another common occurrence is when the washer gets pushed too far back against the wall.
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Rheem Pronto water heater Error code E1


Before calling service technician, open following link for troubleshoot resources include Rheem chat, error codes, and regular maintenance manual, and possible product manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Tankless-maintenance.pdf

Clean the water filter as shown in product manual.
Error E1 is not specifically shown for Rheem/Pronto tankless.
1 is usually related to water flow.
E errors are related to temperature, so E1 can be temperature sensor failure on hot water pipe.
E errors can be loose/bad wiring or part failure.

Error codes are considered start-point for troubleshoot.
Each tankless manual recommends cleaning the water filter monthly, deliming heat exchanger yearly, and cleaning combustion chamber and burner parts yearly.
Regular maintenance can prevent most common error codes, but the cost and nuisance will outweigh expected $1-8 monthly savings on gas bill.
The requirement for continual maintenance should signal folks that tankless are not effortless hot water as described in tankless promotion.

Solve most tankless problems same day, yourself, any brand, using minimal tools for about $350.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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