Question about Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well Jet Pump 1/2HP, 8GPM

1 Answer

I have a Flotec FP 4022-10 3/4 hp shallow well pump. It was working fine yesterday afternoon and then in the evening I had no water. I replaced the pressure switch and checked the pressure in the tank (it's set at 28psi). The pump will run for a couple of seconds and then cut off. I have primed it and still nothing. The pump also seems to be extremely hot. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by on

  • Wayne Holden May 11, 2010

    When you say "it's set at 28psi" you are talking about the air pressure on the bladder tank when there is no water in it, correct? From the sound of it, you have had a catastrophic pump failure or a bearing failure in the motor that has it locked up. How old is it? Warrenty? Are you able to disassemble it yourself?

  • Joel Friedenberg May 11, 2010

    How old is the pump? and , is it a high use water system that you have, small or large family, lots of laundry, car washes ,etc, etc.? Your system works on 30-50 pressure?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 523 Answers

If heating up, the motor thermal switch is opening to shut down the motor; this is by design. During the brief run time does it pump at all? It sounds as if there may be mechanical issues on the pump itself and the motor (from the extra draw) is heating up and shutting down. I'd look in to the pump to see if anything had failed within it.
I hope this may have helped,
Tom

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why isn't my pump pumping any water


Flotec FP4012-10 1/2 HP Shallow Well Pump Jet ...

www.amazon-associate.com/Flotec-FP4012-10...Well.../B0002YXB14?...
Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Flotec FP4012-10 1/2 HP ... After realizing the failure was due to a high amount of sediment in my well I ...

Aug 30, 2015 | Flotec Pump FP4022-10

1 Answer

I ask a question yesterday about a flotec 1 hp pump. How do I know if I need to rebuild the pump or if my well has got to low on water?


how deep is the well can you hear the pump working.or are you able to pull the pump up to inspect it.or can you place ahose down the well to be sure that water is down there,some pumps have a pressure sensor so when theres no water it switches of so as it does not opperate dry,because this will damage the seals in the pump,hoe this helps.

Nov 13, 2012 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...

1 Answer

My flotec 1/2 hp shallow well pump pumps to 45# of pressure rapidly, takes longer to get to 49# pressure and then takes 30 - 45 minutes to reach the 50 psi shut off pressure. The pump is hooked up to a...


Hi,
Those pumps will reach 50# when brand new, but soon the parts wear and then they will not make that pressure anymore...
Instead of replaceing the pump, just back the pressure down a tick or two to get it to shut off and not waste your electric....

Well Pressure Switch Adjustment Water Well Problems


heatman101

Jan 03, 2011 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...

1 Answer

Hi there my flotec 1/2 hp shallow well jet pump has a crack in the casing how can i repair this until i can get a new pump?


If it is on the pressure side about the only repair would be to get it welded. If on the suction side you MIGHT be able to "V" it out slightly and use JB Weld or maybe even Bondo... Tose will NOT work on the pressure side however.

Dec 13, 2010 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...

1 Answer

Flotec pump model FP 4112-08 will not pump over 35 psi


If it stops pumping at 35psi you need a new pressure switch. If it just continues to run but doesn't build more pressure the problem is more likely a plugged point or air getting in due to the water table dropping.

Jul 14, 2010 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...

1 Answer

I have a Flotec FP 4022-10 3/4 hp shallow well pump, it runs all the time and the water pressure is low to the house. I checked for leaks in the system and found none. I also checked the bladders on the...


The foot valve (one way valve) is either very dirty and in need of cleaning, or it is defective and should be replaced. Don't wait, you're wasting a heck of a lot of electricity and wearing out the pump much faster than you should.

Feb 10, 2010 | Flotec 3.4 Hp Floodmate Submersible Sump...

1 Answer

Pump stopped working while pumping


Yes, most motors are thermally protected. It is usually bi-metallic, and resets itself.
--W/D--

Aug 08, 2009 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...

1 Answer

I have a flotec jet pump for a shallow well. It keeps throwing the GFI and shutting off after only 10-15 seconds. I have replaced receptacle, water level is fine (has a float).


If this is a new problem that has just started
The GFI mite be bad or the motor mite be going bad Need to check the amp draw of the motor this will tell you witch is the problem

Jul 11, 2009 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well Jet Pump 1/2HP, 8GPM Logo

877 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Flotec Plumbing Experts

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15441 Answers

Boyet Soriano
Boyet Soriano

Level 2 Expert

293 Answers

Mike Carew

Level 3 Expert

969 Answers

Are you a Flotec Plumbing Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...