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I changed the presure switch, and checked the bladder tank. Still the same.
Thanks for giving me the encouragement to pressurize my Kenmore 1/2 horse shallow well holding tank. 60 psi did the trick (mine is set to 40 - 60psi)
No doubt the bladder in mine is broken because it did squirt water out of the rear valve (located 1/2 way up the back), but nonetheless, the water pressure is much smoother now, and the pump cycles much less.
Posted on Oct 31, 2013
Be sure you have an air cushion inside of your tank, or otherwise it will turn on and off too fast. Normally you fill/set the air first.... but it can be done either way, just be sure that you have about 1/4 of your tank an air cushion, this stops the pump from cycling on and off to fast
Posted on Apr 28, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i would check the bladder first the switch only turns it on and off the bladder helps with the volume of pressure there is a air fitting on the top if the bladder is bad push the valve with a screw driver tip water would spray out with a tire pressure gauge set the pressure a couple pounds highter than the turn on pressure thats free to try you can't bring back parts
Posted on Mar 27, 2012
Testimonial: "Thank's Mike, I was able to trouble shoot it and it is the bladder in the tank. I was able to re inflate it with my compressor and reset the pressure switch as you described.It solved the problem for a few hours, but it is definitly leaking.It's time to replace it.Thank's again"
SOURCE: air in lines
SOUNDS LIKE A CRACKED SUCTION STUB OR LOOSE THREADED FITTING SUCKING IN AIR.
OR THE CHECK VALVE IS FAILING AND ALLOWING THE WATER TO LEAK BACK SLIGHTLY OR ALL THE WAY BACK. YOU CAN ALSO ADD A FOOT VALVE AT THE END OF THE PIPE.
LONG SHOT, BUT THE BLADDER TANK IS CHARGED WITH AIR AND MAY HAVE A HOLE IN THE BLADDER CAUSING THE TANK AIR TO ENTER THE SYSTEM. SHOULD RUN OUT QUICKLY THOUGH. HOPE THIS HELPS, JODY
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
Sounds like the injector nozzle is plugged. This nozzle is directly inside the influent line on single line jets and down in the well on two-line jets. I'm assuming you have it primed correctly. If this happened suddenly the it'd definitely the injector nozzle. It it was a gradual process over time then I would say it's either a badly worn nozzle or worn impeller.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
To get a new owner manual send them an email and they will email or send you one,
Is the pump was working fine for a long time before that happen?
There is a motor problem,
You can check your pump power cable try to find any damage or hole in it.
If the cable fine
And if the impeller and wheel still turn before triping the breaker It would be a good thing to check the amperage with a special electronic tool to see how much amperage the pump take,
if you are good in manipulating tool we can send you the breakdown or i can support you to open it and to check the motor trying to find any burn part in it. That way we will know right away if its worth to fix it.
let me know
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
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