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    Default Sticky pressure switch

    I have recntly installed a new pressure switch. I also was finally able to check the pressure tank and adjust the switch to it's proper setting(see previous thread). Now, every couple of days, I wake up to no water. (I have a KDF filter that self flushes over nite) I have to go outside (burr) and just lightly tap on the new switch and the pump kicks in. All will be fine for a couple more days.
    Any idea as to the problem?

    Thanks in advance,
    Steve

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    Did you buy a quality switch or a big box switch?

    Did you clean or at least check the pipes feeding pressure to the switch to see if they were clear?

    bob...

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    Did you clean or at least check the pipes feeding pressure to the switch to see if they were clear?


    That's gotta be it

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    The line to the switch was clear and yes it's a switch from Lowe's.

    Steve

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    I assume you didn't have this problem till you installed the new switch . If you're sure the water pressure line feeding the switch is clear I'd say you got a defective switch .

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    I am in NO WAY surprised by that!!

    Steve

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    I assume you didn't have this problem till you installed the new switch .
    I am in NO WAY surprised by that!!
    That makes three of us.

    bob...

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    Pressure switches from lowes are complete garbage. I have replaced 3 of them in the last 2 months. You need to go to a plumbers supply store and get yourself a good quality square D switch.

    sammy

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