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Utilitech 20-Gallon Vertical Pressure Tank

We lost power at the house so the water stopped. Now that the power is back on the water will not turn back on. What do I need to do to make it work?

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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 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.

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