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When turned on ,pump runs for about 8 to 10 sec. stops,then starts back up then repeats as long as water is on

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You have a waterlogged pressure tank. To fix this problem, follow these steps:

1. Determine your cut in pressure by looking at the pressure gauge and seeing when the pump turns on.

2. Shut off the electric to the pump and shut off the main water to the house.

3. Drain the water from the pressure tank completely. You can do this by opening the drain at the bottom the the pressure tank.

4. With a air compressor and tire gauge (don't use pressure gauge on the pump) put enough pressure in the tank so that it is two psi less than the cut in pressure. So if your pump turns on at 30 psi, put 28 psi in the tank.

5. Turn the power back on to the pump and let it run till it shuts off.

6. Turn the water back on to the house.

7. This should fix the problem. If it does not, the bladder in the pressure tank is bad and the whole tank needs to be replaced.

This is a general fix without knowing your make and model of pump or pressure tank. This is a universal way of fixing this problem.

Posted on May 23, 2011

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Had this problem
1-turn off pump at breaker
2-open faucet near tank - drain all water it will take a long time --3-4 hrs [you MAY have to open plug on top of tank as well]
3 close faucet by tank
4 turn on pump

this is a temporary fix..used to work for 3-6 mos for me

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