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What are some tips for repairing a home water well pump?

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Some tips for repairing a home water well pump include diagnosing the issue by inspecting the electrical wiring and circuits, the motor and the plumbing and addressing repairs or referring to a professional service as quickly as possible to prevent long-term problems and costly fixes. Electrical, motor and water delivery problems are common issues for water well pumps. Whether the repair is a do-it-yourself remedy or a task for a professional, troubleshooting and diagnosing the main issue can save time and money in both instances.

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Troubleshooting the electrical connection is the first issue to address when water is not being properly delivered through the pump. Inspect the circuit breakers and wires. Reset the electricity by flipping the breakers, and replace any fuses.

If the electrical components are working, the cause may be a faulty starter switch. Turn off the power supply and replace the switch, cleaning the contacts of debris and dirt with paper.

Besides the electrical connections and starter switch, another common issue is the pipe. If the pipe does not have water, it may need re-priming or the circuit breaker may need replacing. Check the pipe, foot valve and strainer for any clogs.

If the common well pump problems are not remedied using the repair tips, there may be water-related, electrical or complex issues that need to be addressed by a professional.

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