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I woke up to no water my pump kicks on and hums for 3 to 5 seconds and quits

Where is the starter switch

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It sounds like it is seized with the overload relay cycling it to save the motor. It needs to be dismantled, cleaned and possibly rebuilt. Check the price of a new one it may be cheaper.

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