My pump was working fine until the temp dropped to single digits and I noticed it not pumping. I unplugged it and now it is raining so I plugged it back in. I sounds like it is on but when I submerge it it does not pump water. The float rises adn it sounds like it is going to work but it does not.
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Re: Pump not pumping water
Make sure the outlet is clear of debris so it can pump it out,, if it was trying to pump while frozen it could have broke the impeller, so it sounds like it is working but it isn't, motor running but propeller just sitting still,, time for a pump
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There is a screened check valve that should be attached to the pick up / suction side of the pump on the very end of the plumbing in the bottom of the well. If you have shut off the water output going to the home / what ever and the pump still drops pressure to zero as soon as it shuts off the shallow well foot valve is stuck open / has failed.
Some systems use both a foot valve and an in-line check valve to prevent the symptom you currently have.
If this valve has failed... there is nothing to prevent the contents of the pressure tank from dumping back into the shallow well.
I doubt you have a shut off on the pump suction side but if you do once the pump shuts off close this valve. I would bet your pressure tank holds the pressure. If you do not have a shut off valve... just feel for a rush of water in the suction pipe AFTER the pump reaches pressure and shuts off. If your feeling water flow with the pump off and the tank at pressure / loosing pressure the foot valve is bad.
OHS, OH, or SPA TEMP LMT Message
There is an "Over Heated Spa" (OHS or OH) Water Condition.
of the Water Temp Sensors has detected 110°F (43.3°C) Incoming Water
Temp and Spa Functions are Disabled. System will Auto Reset when Water
Temp is below 108°F (42.2°C). Check for Extended Pump Operation or High
Ambient Temp, or contact your Dealer or Service Organization.
Spa Water Cool Down •
In order for the Spa Water Overheat Error Message to Automatically
Reset and Clear, the Spa Water Must Cool to below 108°F (42.2°C). •
Check the Topside Panel Display to see if the "OHS", "OH", or "SPA TEMP
LMT" Spa Water Overheat Error Message has Cleared. If the Error Message
has Not Cleared, the Spa Water is still too Hot to Continue Testing. • Either Wait for the Spa Water to Cool Below 108°F (42.2°C), or Exit Now and Retest at a Later time.
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When a pump goes on and off there is a water leak somewhere.
There should be a gauge. Let the pump build up pressure and watch the gauge.
The pressure will probably be dropping. This means that water is going somewhere. The leak could be anywhere that you use water, sprinklers, sinks, hose lines. If there is a valve above or near the pump, shut that valve and see if the pressure stops dropping. If the pressure stays up and the pump stops cycling on and off, the leak in in the pressure piping somewhere, you must locate it and repair it.
If the pressure continues to drop even with the discharge valve shut, the water must be leaking back into the well. There is a check valve somewhere on your line between the well and the pump. If this check valve is leaking, pressure will drop and the pump will come on to restore it.
If it is possible to shut off the discharge of the pump, shut that valve and watch the pressure gauge to see if it is dropping.
Likely two very separate problems: Prime failure is either mechanical wear in the pump or an air leak in the suction line. It is usually easier to look for air leaks in the suction prior to disassembling the pump to look for trouble. A clogged foot valve, a clogged impeller, clogged inlet screens, etc. Line leads discoloring can mean many things: Line voltage may be dropping too much and/or the line leads undersized. The motor may be beginning to fail causing an increase in amp draw. The pump may be overloaded but that is unlikely. As you narrow down the possibilities please add comments to this post if you need additional guidance. John
Take the pressure guage off and pour water in the hole untill it fills the pump, then screw the guage back on and cranck it up. You may have to do this a few times depending on how deep in the grownd the water is.
What looks like 'oil' coming out of your pump is actually water! It has leaked and is fully contaminated. The seal for the pump must have leaked and it filled up. Take the 'big screw' back out and drain it and let it dry for a couple days. Then use some silicone as a gasket and put it back together. You may run again! It will probably fail sooner rather than later with a bad bearings from the water damage. That's what gave it the oily appearance.
Doesn't sound like there is anything wrong with the pump - it sounds like there is something wrong with your timer (or start panel). If the pump is kicking on, there is nothing wrong with it.
Tim @ International Sprinkler Supply internationalsprinkler.com
PS The picture of the pump is MINE!
The curcuit should be simple. The pump is the heart or this system it draws water to the pump(if it can't then the hose is plugged, or damaged) or the pump is bad. If the pump is working then it should be pushing water to its destination. if the water comes out the pump but wont or cant push the water to its destination then the impeller is bad.