Question about Plumbing
16 months old,pump works fine but external switch will not turn pump on. Heard they are defective and company will replace it. Where do I send it so as to get it replaced.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
With no leaks in line and assuming the jet is not embedded in debris at bottom of well, try priming the pump again and getting all the air out.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
SOURCE: I replaced old pump w/
The water and therefore the pressure has to be going somewhere. If you are sure that there are no leaks in the house or outside, then the water is going back into the well. There is a check valve either in the suction line of the pump between the top of the well and the pump or down in the well.
If this check valve fails, it allows water to go the wrong way and back to the well. The result is that you lose pressure.
Secondly, you have to be sure that there are no air leaks between the top of the well and the inlet to the check valve. Leaks in that piping will make repriming difficult.
Write back with more and I'll try to help more.
Posted on Jan 22, 2011
Does the breaker to the pump pop when you raise the float up? If so, you have the same problem I had. I was bothered by the two cords coming out of the ground and plugged into an outside outlet since I have young kids playing around it. One of the cords was plugged into the back of the other cord's plug. I rewired the cords in a junction box. I didn't understand that the plug that was plugged into the outlet was actually a switch. When the float is up, it allows power to flow through the other electrical cord. By wiring both plugs to 120V, I basically wired the pump directly to power and the switch directly to power. My pump ran continuously for several months before I realized my error. Since the pump was always running, the float never was raised to the up position which would have popped the breaker. If you try raising up the float and your breaker pops, then you will know you did the same thing I did.
Posted on Jan 28, 2012
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