shallowwell pump shuts off

Old 10-16-11, 06:54 PM
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shallowwell pump shuts off

hi my well pump keeps shuting off when running water . runns for a bit and then quits if i wait 15 to 20 mins it will come back on . ???????????
Old 10-17-11, 12:38 PM
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hi firem Ė

Iím a newbie so take this for what itís worth. But maybe your well is running low. I think if the water drops below the level of the foot valve down in the well, the pump will stop. When the water level rises in the well above the foot valve the pump will come back on automatically. At least I think thatís all true.

Maybe you could somehow check the water level in the well when the pump shuts off?

Good luck and hope the proís jump in.
Old 10-17-11, 06:55 PM
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Do you mean the pump stops running or it stops pumping water?

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