What Are Some Sources for Learning About Troubleshooting Deep Well Pump Systems?


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ECMWeb.com states that well submersible pump system problems are hard to diagnose because the pump or motor assembly is suspended at 10 feet above the bottom of a 300-feet deep well and the symptoms mostly overlap, making it hard to have a precise diagnosis.

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WellandPumpExperts.com states that some of the common problems include incorrect line voltage, a defective control box, an incorrectly wired pressure switch, a defective motor winding or cable, and a locked pump. Contact the power company to correct the incorrect line voltage.

Repair a defective control box by rewiring any incorrect circuits and replacing any malfunctioning component, including the defective starting capacitor. Consider a switch match diagram when correcting an incorrectly wired pressure switch. Repair the shorted or open motor winding or a defective motor winding or cable by replacing the damaged cable. Repair a locked pump by replacing one or both defective ones.

HomeGuides.SFGate.com states that some of the common problems in deep well pumping systems include a tripped electrical circuit, a malfunctioning pressure switch or pressure tank, and discolored or smelling water. Repair a tripped electrical circuit by locating the service panel then switching the circuit breaker off and on again.

A malfunctioning pressure switch rests parallel to the ground whereas an operational one sits at a 30- to 45-degree angle. Reset the pressure switch, and gently lift the handle up until it engages. Correct a malfunctioning pressure tank by using a tire pressure gauge to measure the pressure in the tank. Reset the pressure tank to 30 psi in order to achieve the required 28 psi. Correct discolored or smelly water by installing or repairing the treatment system.

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