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    Cary, thanks for the reply and the response to my...

    Cary, thanks for the reply and the response to my email. I haven't had a chance to respond to the email yet, but I will add a little info here.

    The problem wasn't with the tank but with the water...
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    I sent much of the following directly to Cary at...

    I sent much of the following directly to Cary at CSV but would value responses from others. And I apologize in advance for the length, but I want to supply all possible relevant information.

    So I...
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    It is 240V and 2-wire. I have the current draw...

    It is 240V and 2-wire.

    I have the current draw measurements. Each of the two wires measures pretty much the same. When the pump starts, AC current is just under 20A and drops to just under 16A...
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    You got the black poly pipe right! Help me...

    You got the black poly pipe right!

    Help me understand how the bad spot in a wire is causing the pump to thermally overload. Do you mean a nick in the insulation causing a current leak to ground,...
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    I didn't mean to imply that the pump cycles...

    I didn't mean to imply that the pump cycles constantly with our normal interior use. With our two adult household, I don't think the pump cycles excessively. But when watering the way I have been,...
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    I found the receipt for the pump. The invoice...

    I found the receipt for the pump.

    The invoice says "5GS05" which seems to be a Goulds 5 GPM submersible. Since it's a 2-wire pump, based on their literature, it is likely a 5GS05422 which is a...
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    Okay, I've got some measurements. The...

    Okay, I've got some measurements.

    The resistance from each pump load wire to ground is about 3.8M Ohms. The resistance across the load wires is about 6 Ohms when the pump is "online" and from 7M...
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    Thanks all for all the helpful and informative...

    Thanks all for all the helpful and informative responses!

    ballvalve, an overheat switch tripping within the pump sounds logical. As I mentioned, the pump stays on for a shorter time and off for a...
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    Is my submersible pump nearly finished?

    I need some help and advice with troubleshooting a water supply problem.

    Background: approximately 270 foot drilled well. Submersible pump replaced about eight years ago. Original pump was about...
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