Water Pump Keeps Running

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Old 05-10-03, 08:43 AM
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Water Pump Keeps Running

Water pump in the house keps running all the time. I have installed a new pressure tank and pressurized it to the proper psi, but the pump keeps running. Any suggestions to get muy pump working properly?
 
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Old 05-10-03, 07:45 PM
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Water Pump Keeps Running

There could be a number of things causing this problem.
1. Low water level in well.
2. Bad pressure switch.
3. Jet in pump is plugged up.
4. Line to pressure switch plugged up.
5. Bad check valve.
A little more info would be helpful in diagnosing the problem.
What pressure is the pump reaching? ( a good pressure gauge is helpful here).
What type of system do you have? )(Shallow well, deep well, submersible pump)
What type of pressure tank did you install? (galvanized steel, diaphragm type)
What is the cutin and cutout pressure of the pressure switch? (20/40, 30/50, etc.)
Let us know, We're glad to help.
Ron Peeks
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Old 05-11-03, 05:38 AM
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Thanks for your help Pumpman, here's a few more details...

we have a drilled well with a jacuzzi brand pump in the basement with the pressure tank mounted on top of the jet pump.

the Cutin and cutout pressure is to be set at 20/40

the pressure tank is a 2 gallon butyl diaphram design of steel construction. Maximum working pressure is 100psi.

The pressure gauge was reading 30 psi, however I wanted to check the gauge itself to make sure its working properly. As I was unscrewing it from the pump, it snapped off with some treads remaining in the oriface. would a defective pressure gauge be the problem?
 
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Old 05-11-03, 12:44 PM
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No, a defective pressure gaugge doesn't have anything to do with the fact the pump won't shut off. I simply reads the amount of pressure the pump is running at. Still, replace the gauge and check the pressure of the system.
Jacuzzi pumps have a nozzle/venturi tube in them that's notorious for plugging up. When that happens, the pump will not reach cutout pressure.
The nozzle/venturi is that plastic pipe plug on the side of the pump housing. Here's the problem, though. The tube will almost always break when you try to remove it. It's a real pain to remove the broken part, so you might want to have someone familiar with these pumps do it for you. Also, Jacuzzi has started to "package" it's pump parts, so be prepared to buy more parts than you need.
Let us know what you find with the new gauge.
Ron Peeks
R.L. Peeks Pump Sales
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