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The gauge is there to help troubleshoot problems. It does not regulate anything. It sounds like your press tank is bad. Take a tire press gauge and test the tank pressure at the schrader at the top of tank. If there is no pressure, you need a new tank.
If you do change the tank, I suggest you change the press switch and the gauge as well.
Posted on Mar 20, 2017
Testimonial: "Thanks. Basically the same thing the Canadian Tire Plumbing guy told me. However, rather than changing the tank, I have pumped up the bladder to 18psi witht he pressure off the tank. This helped but its getting bad again. There must be a slow leak in the bladder. Time to replace."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The tank is an air tank, it works like a cushon and accumulator.
Have you reconnceted the pump? If not fill the pipe that goes to the well with water. It should not drain down, there should be a foot valve that prevents the water from running back into the well. So if the foot valve is working it should not take a lot of water to do this.
Pour water into the suction side of the pump until the pump is as full as you can get it, reconnect the pump and start it up. Yes it does need to be primed
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
SOURCE: why wont my Jet pump shut off?
Is the little pipe that connects to the pressure switch clear?
I suggest you remove it and blow through it to make sure it is clear. If the pressure is getting to the switch, it has to shut off ... your switch should be set around 30/50 (on at 30 - off at 50)
Posted on May 15, 2010
I don't think the power shortage had anything to do with the pump, I think it is the impeller or a gasket, or both. It is hard to say, a pump like that should **** dry and pull water right in.If you put your hand over the end of the pipe, it should make a mark like an octopus on your hand. I would take off the impeller, look for trouble, and replace 3 or 4 parts in there , you should have water. Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 24, 2010
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