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WX-203 146S30, 32 Gal WELL-X-TROL Well Tank Stand low pressure upstairs


There is a schraeder valve at the top of the tank. Check the air pressure with a tire gauge. It should be two psi lower that the cut in pressure. eg: If you have a 40/60 pressure switch, the tank should read 38 psi.If it is lower, charge it up with air. If it loses the air again, the tank needs to be replaced. The gauge at the tank is rarely accurate so I would an outside sillcock pressure gauge to determine your system pressure so you can set the tank pressure properly. Good luck!

Apr 25, 2017 | Water Heaters

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How do I fill system


Open hot water handle farthest from the water heater. Turn water on that fills the water heater. It will take several minutes to fill the tank. Let it continue to run until all air is out of line. Turn all other hot faucets on to purge air from lines.

Mar 02, 2015 | Water Heaters

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My boiler has a squeeling sound during the warmu up. I think it is coming from the expansion tank?


The squealing sound generally comes from a circulator pump, if it has a drive coupling between motor and impeller housing there is an oil cup/or oil hole, add oil until it is full! If it is a cartridge style circulator you may have to replace it.

Sometimes air in a system will cause this squeal noise as well. Purging the air out of system may be required. If you need to know how to purge a system there is a good pdf file at this link for $8.95 The Basics of Purging Air
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The Expansion tank is factory set to 12 psi and the only way to tell if it remains with 12 psi is to drop the system pressure to zero and check the tank with a pressure gauge. If water comes out the air valvestem when you apply the pressure gauge, the tank is bad, replace it! If there is less then 12 psi on the tank add air to 12 psi and open water valves back up to normal operating pressure. Usually the feed valve will automatically stop at the preset setting.If the boiler is leaking water out any relieve valve drains, the feed valve, relief valve and or expansion tank may need to be replaced.

Oct 09, 2014 | Amtrol EX-30 Diaphragm Expansion Tank...

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My AMTROL water well tank is copying the pressure of the prussure switch


Sand the points on the pressure switch
Replace pressure switch
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Test you are getting 240Volt to pressure switch
Turn breaker fully off and then fully back on

Replace control box or replace start capacitor:
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Drain tank, and replace the air valve
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Aug 22, 2014 | Amtrol WX-302 WX-302 150S1, 86 Gal...

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Need to decrease pressure on a heatline plus 24 vizo? any ideas? also leaking small amount of water under boiler!


There is a pressure adjustment on the gas valve...make sure you set it with a manometer. If the water is just condensate, its ok except if you don't have enough combustion air for the btu rating of the water heater. If it is a leak, replace the water heater

Dec 11, 2013 | Water Heaters

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I have a hot water heater that when running seems to build up an excessive amt of pressure. We just replaced the pressure valve because the old one started leaking when the hot water was running for any...


The most likely problem is that the thermostats are set too high. Remove the thermostat cover plates and look to see where the thermostats are set. The range should be between 120F and 135F. Liquids expand with heat so the higher the temp, the high the pressure. Decrease the setting on the thermostat until the leak stops.

The other likely cause is a head of air trapped in the top of the tank. After drawing hot water, it wiill be displaced by the incoming cold makeup water. This will compress any air in the top of the tank. As the water heats, the air will heat and pressure will build - possibly causing the leak. You can purge the tank of air by opening the pressure relief valve until water comes out (which I assume that you have already tried).

Dec 09, 2010 | Whirlpool Water Heaters

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Hello,


The pressure tank psi may be too high. To set it you get the system to pressure up and stop then check that water pressure. Whatever that is, is what the tank should be set at. Too much air pressure and the water pressure will suddenly drop before the pump kicks in.
To set the tank properly turn off the pump, drain all water pressure, then set the air pressure in the tank to the same as the water pressure was. Turn it back on and check again.

Apr 14, 2017 | Water Heaters

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I have a Craftsman 3 gallon air compressor. When


Is your air pressure regulator set very low? Try adjusting it to a higher pressure

Mar 08, 2010 | Water Heaters

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Water pump cycles to often. When pump turns on, pressure gauge shoots up to 50 lbs right away without pumping much water.


Sounds like a well fed system with a pressure tank that has lost its air charge. Check for a water tank with a tire pressure type stem fitting, should also have a pressure gauge. Most newer tanks have a rubber diaphram inside to keep the air and water from mixing, but a lot of older ones don't and the newer ones will develope a leak that will produce the simpoms you describe. Try adding a few pounds of air pressure to the top of the tank and check for leaks. Warning: Compressed air can escape explosivly if the tank is badly rusted out but if your water pressure goes to 50# without the tank leaking, it should be safe to add up to 25# of air. The air charges the water system and allows the pump to shut off until enough water is used to lower the pressure back to set points on the control switch. It's not a good idea to adjust the set points on the switch unless all parts in the system have been checked for safety to the new pressures.

Aug 13, 2009 | Water Heaters

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Worcester bosch greenstar 25Si?30Si pressure gauge showing high


a couple of things , is your filling loop disconected ? , and are all your radiators blead from air, have you got a high point where the air can get stuck in system say pipes going into roof etc you may need to fit a air release valve in line at highest point to remove the air from system , your boiler should be around 1.5 bar running preasure average setting . if you are constanly filling with water you could be exceeding the pressure valve limet which releases pressure from system this could be faulty ?

Feb 02, 2009 | Water Heaters

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