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Need help with well pump and/or frozen pipes

The other nite i lost my furnace, turned on faucet, woke up to no water next morning,(someone turned off the water) climbed under the trailer to where the pump and tank are, all the pipes are very well insulated there seems to be no water comng from the well line to the pump also the pump runs constantly without turning off. (i had to turn it off at the breaker) any help would be appreciated

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Only solution is to let the pipes warm up, if you have a heat tape on them make sure its plugged in, they also go bad after a few years

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