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I have an Aermotor nonsubmersible pump rpm 3450 1/2 hp model # c48b48c09 for my cistern. I thought I was out of water as I could only hear the pump humming and my washer only filled 1/2 up...but I am not out of water and the breaker is not tripped. Please tell me this is not the sign of needing a complete new pump?....Wow...with 2 small children and one income...I really am praying for some options here.

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It sounds to me like there is a hole rusted through the discharge pipe of the pump. If you are able to
look into the cistern with a flash light while the pump is running. You might see water swirling around
the pump. This means the pump is good, but the pipe is bad.

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