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Utilitech 1-HP 18-GPM 3-Wire 230-Volt Submersible Well Pump bought 12/23 new wire - installed by licensed electrican 3 wire bundle-was operating fine-taking a shower, water just stopped- electrician back out today-power is fine- pressure tank is full-when the lid is removed from the well and fuses plugged back in you see the lid give a little turn, which electrician says is pump trying to come on, dropped a line, water at 30ft, the pump is down 160 plus ft, now we have to pull that thing out again, which is a piece of work-electrician says it has to come out-problem is not up top

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SOURCE: I have a Utilitech 1hp shallow well jet pump which turns off and on rapidly while using water. I have 25 psi in the air tank. I replaced the pressure switch and still have problems.

Good you got it working. Please post again if you have more trouble on this or another item. Also be sure and check what I mentioned just in case you are operating at the margins, don't want a failure right after you got it going!

Posted on Sep 16, 2012

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SOURCE: I have a utilitech convertable pump. It is used as a shallow well pump at the moment. It worked fine untill last week, the hot water tank went bad and we replaced the tank and all the above ground li

Hi mid_age_elf
Your problem is that your "water bound"...
Your water tank must have a cushion of air for the pressure switch to work properly.
Turn off your pump and drain about 1/3 of the water from your tank.
Once you have an "air cushion" the pump and switch will work properly.
You can also add air pressure using an air compressor and an air valve installed on the top of your water tank or maybe on the side or bottom of the tank.
You would put air into the tank until about 1/3 of the water is gone replaced with the air.
Once that is complete your problem will be solved.
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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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SOURCE: I have a utilitech jet pump in which i have to turn off the power switch and wait ten minute, then turn it back on so it could run the water.

An electrical fault is tripping off the power relay. Check the current draw of the pump motor.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

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SOURCE: I have a Utilitech 3/4 HP jet shallow well pump #0003134. On start up, it hums a long! time before turning, sometimes tripping the 15 AMP breaker. Anything I can do?

Try replacing first the capacitor. If it will not solve your problem, check the integrity of the motor winding insulation by doing a line to body resistance measurement. If it is okay, replace the motor bearings.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

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SOURCE: I bought a unitech 1/2 hp transfer utility pump. I would like to remove coming uderground water fron the shallow pit. What happened after the pump remove this water. When the new water come isit start

Install a foot valve (check valve) at the end of the suction line so that you don't have to prime it again. Install a level controller so that it will automatically switch on and off according to your predetermined high and low water levels.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

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