How to Tell if Your Water Well Pump needs to Be Replaced

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Water well pump

Unfortunately when it comes to a water well pump, there are several things that can go wrong. If you are experiencing problems with yours, here are a few steps that you can take to determine whether or not your pump needs to be replaced. 

Step 1 - Check the Motor

Begin by taking a look at your manual to familiarize yourself with the water well pump as a whole. Locate the motor and focus mainly on this particular part to begin with. There are several things that can be done to inspect the motor to determine whether or not it needs replacement. Testing the fuses, along with checking the wiring and the circuit breaker, will give you an idea of what the problem might be if there is one. If you find that there are noticeable defects on any one of these parts of the motor, you will definitely need to replace it. 

Step 2 - Check for Worn Parts 

Many times you will see that some of the parts are just old and worn out. If you find that one of the major parts is worn out, it typically means that you will want to replace the entire water well pump. If you have just a smaller worn part or a wire that is frayed or disconnected, you can most likely fix it on your own. However if your motor isn't working or the pump in general is running low, then you will need to find a replacement.