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Old 17-08-2009, 05:12   #1
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Potable Water Pump Stopped

Ran out of water during shower the other night (just got the soap off) and all the pressure was bled off the system till got no water. Found that the water pump wasn't running. Could tell it wasn't drawing any amps so wasn't stuck. So told myself that it was time to replace it. The next day just for the heck of it I shut the breaker again and it worked just kind all day. I have noticed in the past that sometimes it seems to take forever running to shutoff on pressure to the point that I get tried of listening to it and open the breaker. From that I figured the impeller was just worn and needed replacing. But from the other day with it not running at all I'm think it is a pressure switch type of thing. Anyone else ever seen this or have any ideas before I start the fix by replacing things exercise?
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Water level in tank?
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Old 17-08-2009, 08:23   #3
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If you can't build up enough pressure for the pressure switch to stop the pump it may be a bad check valve or more likely is the valve has gunk in it. This may also be your problem for other things too. If you can disassemble the pump you may be able to clean out the stuff. Some pumps don't service well while others do. A closer examination may tell you what parts are bad or junk full of debris.
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Old 17-08-2009, 16:14   #4
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Tanks are 95% full. I think itis time to take apart the P/S. But then again I've think of getting rid of the pump/tank arrangement and going to one of the newer designs to save the space the tank takes up.
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Is the old pump a belt-drive type?? They are rebuildable, but the new designs are smoother, quieter, and less expensive.
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