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Our water pressure stopped overnite, we hit the reset button and heard the clicking in the box but no pumping or pressure increase, after several tries the water pressure suddenly kicked up and worked, has for three days, now, after a washing of clothes no pressure -same problem but this time no kick in of pressure pump, the power box is clicking on and off to no avail Ideas?

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The clicking you hear inside the little box is the contacts that send power to the pump. They have probably gotten corroded to the point they would not make contact. By kicking on and off you probably loosened some carbon, it was still making a poor connection and carboned up again. Only this time causing the points to stick open (so no clicking) You can take this switch apart and give it a good cleaning then reset the points. Or you can get a new switch and install it on the system. Ether way be sure that the power is off for these operations as this is all the power going to the pump.

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