As of September 2015, Skillings and Sons, King Pumps and Tractor Supply Company offer troubleshooting information for well pumps. Skillings and Sons gives advice for checking submersible pumps when a no-water emergency occurs. The company discusses several problems, including drought conditions, faulty or unattached power supply, and too-small pump.
King Pumps troubleshoots submersible pumps by first describing the symptom, such as a motor that does not start, an overload protector that trips or a tank that does not fill. For each issue, the company identifies possible causes and recommends solutions. Central Tractor uses a similar cause and effect approach to troubleshoot jet pumps. Some of the predicaments covered are a running pump with no water delivery and a rattling noise at the end of a pump cycle.