Question about General Heating & Cooling
This isn't an electrical problem, it's purely mechanical: in time lime deposits had build up inside the pump and they have messed up the functioning of your pump. This is what is happening: the valves are pretty much blocked by lime; when the pump starts the pressure inside it goes to dangerous levels so the safety valve is engaged and cuts the power and because there is some flow the pressure drops rapidly to normal levels; unfortunately the safety valve is also covered in lime so it gets pretty much stuck in the closed position. In the past tapping has been enough to loosen the deposits and return it to normal functioning, not anymore - now you need to wait until the pressure valve slides down on its own.
The only way to fix that is to dismantle the pump completely and manually remove all the deposits of lime. It's a long and difficult job, if you're not in the prime of your life you better just get a new system.
Posted on Nov 07, 2010
Sounds like the circuit breaker inside needs to be changed with a new one.
Tapping may have in the past freed up the corrosion on the contacts of the circuit breaker.
But, a new one is indicated if it keeps giving you problems.
If parts are unavailable, then try to replace the circuit breaker with a new one that can be manually reset like a house circuit breaker, rather than a time delayed one that resets itself.
May have a short somewhere if it continues to do this.
Good luck on this repair.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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