Well pump

Old 03-24-17, 11:09 AM
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Well pump

Well pump will not build up to cut off pressure.If I sit there and unplug pump and plug back in every 30 45 seconds it will build up and cut off.If I don't do it this way plugging and unplugging it will only build up to 25psi and no higher.This pressure switch is set to cut on at 30 and off at 60.maybe I should have said this earlier but when pressure starts to drop it drops to 0 quick and no water.It will take 10 min for water to start flowing again but if you unplug and plug back up water will start and keep doing this every 3p sec.the holding tank will fill up.Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Old 03-24-17, 11:50 AM
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That sounds like a water delivery issue..... like low water level or possibly sticking check valve.

Can we assume this is a shallow well ?
One pipe or two ?

It also sounds like your pressure tank is low on air although that won't affect the pump shutting off.

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