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Thread: Pump Problem?

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    Default Pump Problem?

    Hi All,
    Brand new to the forum did some searching but couldnt find any real info.on my problem so here it is...
    I have a 1/2 HP submersible and a myers tank, system is 10 years old.
    Came home yesterday and no pressure,cant get the pump to kick in either,
    checked and replaced control box(franklin) no good. when I turn on pressure switch manually all I get is a spark.Any Ideas?

    Last edited by PaulJ; 03-12-2007 at 08:27 AM.

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    Riverview, Fl.


    This isn't the answer your looking for, but average life of a submersible pump is 7 years, yours is ten years old. The spark may be what you see before the overload protector in the motor trips because the motor can't start. It could be a bad wire in the ground or in the well also.


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    You are right Bob not the answer I wanted to hear but thanks anyway...
    Called in the pros



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