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Sprinkler system, pump makes humming nose but never turns on

When I turn on my sprinkler system, I hear the pump start humming but nothing happens, it never actually clicks on.

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Is this a MQ3-35??? If so, it is most likely the capacitor. This is easy to replace. Take out the 4 screws from the push button cover. The capacitor is the white plastic cylinder with wires plugged in the top. Put the wires in the new capacitor exactly the same as the old one. Be sure to unplug that pump before you do anything.

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Make sure the water to the pump is turned on.  If it is then it sounds like the pump may have to be replaced.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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