i turned off the water to my house and turned off all the vavles for the
pressure pump and turned off the power to the pump to do some plumbing work
for a washing machine. i turned the water valves back on and turned on
the power switch and the pump is not working. Is there a reset switch that
i dont see or does it need to be primed somehow?
On Tuesday, October 7, 2014 6:51:15 AM UTC-4, Bob wrote:
If you didn't drain the whole system, including the line to the well,
no reason it should need to be primed. What kind of pump? Submersible? Jet?
If it's a priming issue, the pump would run but not pump water. Not much
to go on here.
What do you mean by not working ?
Is the motor running ? Is this pump/motor above ground or submerged in the
If the motor is not running, check the pressure switch to see if it is made.
If not, then you have pressure in the line or something stopping up the
switch line to make it think there is. If the switch is made, then the
motor may be bad or there could be a thermal overload switch on the motor
that may need to be reset.
Are you sure you turned on the power. Sometimes there is a breaker in the
panel box at the house and a local disconnect switch at the pump. Check
both of them.
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Look at the pressure switch and see if there is a "restart" button on
it. Some of these have a lockout that prevents the pump from
automatically restarting if the pressure goes to zero. It is to
prevent burning out the pump if it loses prime.
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