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Thread: Control motor keeps kicking on and off

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    Unhappy Control motor making noise, no water

    Water well was working fine. Pump 4 years old, tank not old, new pressure switch. When power turned on it sounds like the control box keeps trying to turn on, making sort of a clicking noise, but no pressure is building up. What does that indicate? If the new switch is not set at a similar pressure as the old one, would that keep it from being able to start pump?
    Last edited by TXCarl; 11-02-2008 at 09:11 AM. Reason: explain better

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    Why exactly did you change the switch?

    Did you check the air pressure in the tank with no water in it to be 1-2 psi less than the turn the pump on switch setting? I.E. 30/50 switch settings gets 29-28 psi air pressure with no water in the tank.
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