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My flotec 1/2 hp shallow well pump pumps to 45# of pressure rapidly, takes longer to get to 49# pressure and then takes 30 - 45 minutes to reach the 50 psi shut off pressure. The pump is hooked up to a Flotec bladder tank. Any suggestions on how to correct this problem? Thanks, Jerry Gapinski jerry.gapinski@metaltek.com

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    you have either an air leak on suction or the jet is plugged on the front of the pump[ 90% of the time it is an air leak on suction letting air in

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Hi,
Those pumps will reach 50# when brand new, but soon the parts wear and then they will not make that pressure anymore...
Instead of replaceing the pump, just back the pressure down a tick or two to get it to shut off and not waste your electric....

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