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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if the pump is working correctly, it can either be, need more water to prime it, or something in the well, such as low water, plugged filter, etc....sometimes when you have a system that is intermittently used, it can take 20 or 30 minutes of continuous priming to get it to pull, enough water to maintain the prime.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Definately sounds like a leak in the pipes from the pressure side of the pump onwards, even the smallest leak will cause it to turn on to regain adequate pressure.
Posted on Jul 09, 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
If this is the pump I am thinking of, it should drain if you disconnect the hose to the pressure tank.
The other option is to place a "T" connection on the intake to the pump, between the pump and well. Place a garden hose valve on the new branch. After you drain your system, attach a 2' hose to the new valve and place the other end into some antifreeze. Run the pump to draw some antifreeze into the unit. This will protect it from freezing and rust over the winter.
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
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