I took some clamps and locked the switch in the on position and turned on the pump. The pump started running, all the water in the house ran and everything appeared normal. The obvious problem here is that the pump was locked on.
I let the pump run a while, turned off the pump and turned off the water in the house and moreved the clamp. When I turned the pump on, the switch was stopped in the off position. When we turned the water on and the pump clicked on, the switch started clicking on and off as it had before. Apparently the switch won't stay in the on position.
I know next to nothing about water pumps. Can anybody give me and indication on what the problem might be?