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Put a new pump in well and it keeps running can not finds no leaks, showing 30lbs of pressure on tank

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Adjust the pressure switch if it has an auto switch off
if it is a jet pump then the water will continue to circulate through the pump back to the jet nozzle and up to the pump
if it is not controlled the eventually the pump will boil the water and overheat

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