I have a Franklin convertible Jet Pump. Over the past month it has
begun failing to come on. If I whack the switch housing with a screw
driver it will start and then run fine for a while. Of course it
usually quits when I am in the shower, most often just after I have
Does anyone know if there is a fix for this or do I simply have to
replace the switch?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give
Buy and install the optional automated switch-housing whacker, or buy
one for the marital unit for Christmas... :)
Assuming it's the pressure switch you're speaking of, failure is not
uncommon and replacement is the only long-term solution as very few, if
any, have replaceable contacts.
While at it, check that the pressure tap or small piping on which the
switch is installed is clean and not full of rust or silt, etc., ...
DPD is right. Check that riser pipe as your first thing. Only takes a
few minutes and a small pipe wrench. Note which wire goes on which
terminal before removing.
If not that, then replace the switch. They are not spendy.
Mine has contacts under the cover. A few times an insect
has gotten in there and messed it up. I've also sanded the
contacts with good results.
The fact that it comes on when you whack the housing tells
me something is hanging up your points- debris of some type.
Be sure to shut the breaker OFF when messing with things
Thanks for all the replies!
It turns out that one of the contacts is worn out and replacement of
the switch is the only option - $29.00 at the hardward store :)
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