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I have a 3/4 hp utilitech jet pump. I keep losing my prime and have a very difficult time getting it reprimed.Have checked all clamps and they are tight. Any suggestions?

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Foot Valves on Well Piping Explanation Repairs function var po document...

The foot valve at the bottom of the well may be stuck open, or the check valve on the pump may be stuck open. I'm not sure if this pump has a check valve but most do.

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SOURCE: I have a Utilitech 3/4 HP jet shallow well pump #0003134. On start up, it hums a long! time before turning, sometimes tripping the 15 AMP breaker. Anything I can do?

Try replacing first the capacitor. If it will not solve your problem, check the integrity of the motor winding insulation by doing a line to body resistance measurement. If it is okay, replace the motor bearings.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

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CANNOT GET NEW PUMP TO PRIME,OLD PUMP WAS WORKING FINE JUST LEAKING AROUND MOTOR/PUMP HOUSING,BEST WAY TO PRIME NEW PUMP IS MY QUESTION


A shallow well pump needs to be primed. On the bottom of the well above the sandpoint there should be a foot valve (check valve) installed.

On the top of the pump there is a fill cap. Fill the pump until it is filled to the top. I

Replace the fill cap and start the pump. If there is air remaining in the well attempt a second time.

If the pump can not be filled it would indicate that the check valve is not working\ or the water level in the well is low.

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for the pump to lose pressure there has to be a leak somewhere please check and make sure you have a one way valve on the bottom of your jet pump that will not allow the water to run back into the well

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I have a Utilitech 3/4 HP jet shallow well pump #0003134. On start up, it hums a long! time before turning, sometimes tripping the 15 AMP breaker. Anything I can do?


Try replacing first the capacitor. If it will not solve your problem, check the integrity of the motor winding insulation by doing a line to body resistance measurement. If it is okay, replace the motor bearings.

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I have a utilitech convertable pump. It is used as a shallow well pump at the moment. It worked fine untill last week, the hot water tank went bad and we replaced the tank and all the above ground lines....


Hi mid_age_elf
Your problem is that your "water bound"...
Your water tank must have a cushion of air for the pressure switch to work properly.
Turn off your pump and drain about 1/3 of the water from your tank.
Once you have an "air cushion" the pump and switch will work properly.
You can also add air pressure using an air compressor and an air valve installed on the top of your water tank or maybe on the side or bottom of the tank.
You would put air into the tank until about 1/3 of the water is gone replaced with the air.
Once that is complete your problem will be solved.
Please take time to rate me
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I replaced old pump w/ Flotec 1/2HP FP4012 and replaced old pressure tank w new 35gal tank. Pump primed but cycles on-off every minute constantly even w/ no water turned on. Goes to 50PSI, loses pressure...


The water and therefore the pressure has to be going somewhere. If you are sure that there are no leaks in the house or outside, then the water is going back into the well. There is a check valve either in the suction line of the pump between the top of the well and the pump or down in the well.
If this check valve fails, it allows water to go the wrong way and back to the well. The result is that you lose pressure.
Secondly, you have to be sure that there are no air leaks between the top of the well and the inlet to the check valve. Leaks in that piping will make repriming difficult.
Write back with more and I'll try to help more.
Gary

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