Sometime last night between 1:30 AM and 5:30 AM our water (well) stopped.
I checked the breaker, NP; checked the pressure switch, no ants. I pushed
the reset (start?) button on the control box at the well; it stayed pushed
in but the pump didn't start. An hour or so later the pump started
Can anyone enlighten me as to what happened??
Not sure if it is the same as yours but sometimes the air pressure in
the bladder of my pump gets too low and the pump runs until the motor
gets too hot and shuts down. After an hour or two, the motor cools off
and starts back up.
Usually I catch it before the motor shuts down when I turn the faucet
on and have no water pressure at the tap. When I check the pump and
find the motor is running hot, I shut it down at the breaker put some
air pressure in the bladder and wait for a few hours to start it back
up and it runs alright.
Maybe but if submersible, like mine was when failing, would cool rapidly
since it is submersed in cold water. When it did cut out, I'd have to
close the water inlet and hold the switch a few seconds to build back
Maybe it's not set up right or something but when there is not enough
air in the bladder the pump will not bring up enough pressure in the
tank to activate the shutoff valve so it just runs and runs. Putting
more air in the bladder solves the problem every time.
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