well pump pressure falling to 0 psi

Old 09-10-01, 05:21 AM
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While running water in the shower, washing machine, toilet, or sink at any time even if no other faucet is on sometimes we just run out of water the pump for the well drops to 0 and there's no water. The pump seems to run constantly when we flush the toilet, take a shower, or run any amount of water. Thank you for your time.
Old 09-10-01, 06:31 AM
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Do you have a deep well or shallow well (less than 25')?
The first thing to check is the air bladder pressure tank.
Check the tank bladder pressure with a tire gauge at the air valve near the top, if this is the type pressure tank that you have. (Turn the pump off and bleed the water pressure down first.)
The pressure should be two psi below your cut-on pressure. If it is not, air it up with a bicycle pump or portable air tank or compressor.
If it does not hold this pressure, you have a leak in the bladder, and you need to replace the pressure tank.
If the pressure tank is not the problem, come back on this same thread, and we'll help you check out the rest of the system.
Good Luck! Mike

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