Water pump issues

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Old 03-05-09, 05:03 AM
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Water pump issues

I had a leak in my water pump system. IT was leaking on
the pipe between the well and the pump. I fixed the
leak but not have a problem building pressure. Right
now I have a pump that is running constantly, a
pressure gauge that won't move up past 40 (it usually
gets up around 60) and no water in my house. Please
help! It is a Gould J70 pump. (non submersible)
 
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Old 03-05-09, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by kltrip View Post
I had a leak in my water pump system. IT was leaking on
the pipe between the well and the pump. I fixed the
leak but not have a problem building pressure. Right
now I have a pump that is running constantly, a
pressure gauge that won't move up past 40 (it usually
gets up around 60) and no water in my house. Please
help! It is a Gould J70 pump. (non submersible)
Until the experts appear and give you specific help, IMO you should NOT allow the pump to run -- unplug or disconnect it.

It sounds like the jet is plugged or it has lost its prime. If you search around here you will find instructions on how to fix either problem.
 
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Old 03-05-09, 06:02 AM
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I did shut it off. I let it run a couple hours this morning (after leaving it off all night, i didn't want it to run all night) to see if the pressure went back up but no luck.
 
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If it's not pumping water you should not let it run more than a minute or so. If it's pumping you can hear the change in sound, and water will come out of any faucet almost immediately, or if you have a pressure gauge on the tank it will start to climb. If not, shut the pump off and correct the problem.

If you had the suction line apart to fix a leak, in my non-expert opinion I would say your problem is you simply lost prime.
 
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Old 03-05-09, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruce 01 View Post
If you had the suction line apart to fix a leak, in my non-expert opinion I would say your problem is you simply lost prime.


That is what it sounds like to me.
You just need to reprime the pump.


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