(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Noisy Pump

  1. #1

    Default Noisy Pump

    My well pump has been getting more and more noisy (when it's running) for about 3 months now. It seems to be working fine, but I'm concerned that something is wrong.

  2. #2
    That's all folks! Gary Slusser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Wherever I park the motorhome.
    Posts
    6,790

    Default

    I'd say you're probably right.
    Gary Slusser Retired (= out of business)
    Click Here to learn how to correctly size or program a water softener.
    CAUTION, as of Nov 12 2013 all YouTube videos showing how to rebuild a Clack valve have an error in them that can cause damage.

  3. #3
    Previous member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Riverview, Fl.
    Posts
    4,540

    Default

    About the only thing that can make noise in a water pump (that isn't all plastic) is the motor bearings. You can probably locate a motor shop locally that would fix that for you.

    bob...

  4. #4

    Default

    Thank you very much for replying to my message. The loudness seems to be simply the operation of the pump. Would the motor bearings sound different from the operating sound if they were going bad? I mean, I don't hear any grinding or banging sounds - it just seems like the normal operating sounds have gotten louder & louder. Does that still make sense as being motor bearings? I really have no clue... Sorry. Thanks again.

  5. #5
    Previous member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Riverview, Fl.
    Posts
    4,540

    Default

    Bearings usually start out making a slight whining sound. As they get drier, they get louder and the pitch changes from high to a lower growling sound. This is my description but not necessarilly a good one. If your motor is getting louder, its the bearings.

    I find that the average life of a ball bearing in a pump motor left out in the weather here in Florida is 7 years. We can usually rebuild that motor with new bearings etc. and it will go another 7. That is if it's a good brand motor. Cheap motors don't last anywhere near the first seven.

    bob...

  6. #6
    Porky Cutter,MGWC Porky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Posts
    727

    Default Jet of Submersible Pump?

    Is this a Jet (above ground) or Submersible (in the well) Pump?

  7. #7

    Smile

    It's above ground - in my crawlspace - which is located directly below my bedroom. That's why I've noticed the increase in noise. The pump was replaced about 7 years ago, sounds like it might be time to do it again.

  8. #8
    Previous member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Riverview, Fl.
    Posts
    4,540

    Default

    Why buy a new pump when you can repair the motor? Or is it a big box pump? If so, I won't work on it and most reputable motor shops won't either.

    bob...

  9. #9

    Default

    You guessed it! The pump was purchased at Home Depot. I had no idea that the ones from there aren't very good. Do you recommend a specific manufacturer? Thank you again for your help. Happy New Year!!!

  10. #10
    Previous member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Riverview, Fl.
    Posts
    4,540

    Default

    It's hard to go by manufacturers anymore since practically all the name brand companies are now owned by one of two large conglomerates.

    I sell Betta Flo by National Pump. They are still privately owned and make great products.

    bob...

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •