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Humming pump throws beaker

I have a shallow well pump. This morning when I turned on the tap I noticed that I had no water I went to the basement to see what was wrong the pump had thrown a breaker. So I reset the breaker and the pump made a humming noise and threw the breaker again. I checked the power going to the pump thats good. I cleaned the connections and checked power through the connections on the pump works good. I then took off the filter it had a fair amount of dirt in it more then I would expect so I cleaned it out and replaced it. When I replaced it it seemed to fill with water fine. So why is the pump humming it has power and water?

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It's because you may have a defective starting capacitor or a stuck-up motor or pump. If you know how to check a capacitor, do so. If not try replacing the old one. If the problem still persist, try to turn the shaft with your hand. If you can't turn it. You might have a defective motor or pump bearings.

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