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I have a flotec we'll system the breaker switch keeps popping off need it for my garden help

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I assume it worked properly before. Flotec makes a lot of different pumps so I can only guess. This can be caused by excessive back pressure. If this is on an extension cord be sure it is large enough in wire gauge. if it is a CGFI breaker you have an electrical problem, something is leaking electrical energy.

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