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Pump is short cycling check pressure with tire gauge water leaks out
The pressure tank will need to be replaced. Water coming out of the air valve stem indicates that the bladder is rupturesd
Posted on May 12, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
These holding tanks are pre charged with air which in turn pressurizes the water. The tank has a bladder and an air valve on top. The pre charge ,over time, loses pressure, and the tank has to be pressurized again.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
Put a mixture of 1 cup bleach and water in the tank, let it set 24 hours, rinse well and see if that gets rid of the smell.
You didn't say what it smells like.......
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
Sounds like the injector nozzle is plugged. This nozzle is directly inside the influent line on single line jets and down in the well on two-line jets. I'm assuming you have it primed correctly. If this happened suddenly the it'd definitely the injector nozzle. It it was a gradual process over time then I would say it's either a badly worn nozzle or worn impeller.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
My first thought was that of a water logged tank which causes short cycling, from your notes the tank is good (the tank may be partially water logged though) If the tank is ok and your getting short cycling (and the switch is good) I would guess your check valve down the well has failed. As the pump creates pressure then shuts off the water may be going right back down the well causing the pump to cycle again. This could also account for the poor water pressure as the check valve may be stuck slightly open allowing the system to loose pressure but only allowing a small amount of flow by when running. There could be a leak within the pumps drop-pipe and your loosing pressure through this leak. I expect you'll have to have the pump pulled.
I hope this may have helped,
Posted on Oct 12, 2009
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