WATER PUMP SHUTS OFF AND ON FAST

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Old 02-11-00, 08:32 PM
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We have our own well, and lately the pump will run for 3 seconds and than shut off for 10 seconds . It will repeat like this the whole time water is being used. Age of pump, well and pressure tank is 6 1/2 years. The pump is a RED JACKET 1/2 hsp,pressure tank is a 20 gal. Over all water pressure seems to have also dropped.

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GARY
 
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Old 02-12-00, 01:11 AM
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Sounds like a faulty presure switch to me.
 
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Old 02-12-00, 09:13 PM
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I have the exact same problem! If you happen to find out what it is, let me know. I'm going to tinker with it tomorrow and I'll do the same if I figure it out.
 
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Old 02-13-00, 11:34 AM
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YOU HAVE A WATERLOGGED PRESSURE TANK, I WOULD BET THE FARM ON IT. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS E-MAIL ME AT [email protected]
 
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Old 02-17-00, 09:02 AM
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Yup, a water-logged pressure tank no doubt. You need to pump in some air to increase the air pressure once again. You may be able to rent an air tank from a local hardware. My husband bought one to use on ours. It has come in handy for lots of uses.
 
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