(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Pump pressure stays @25 so it won't shut off

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member miss molly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mountaintop, PA
    Posts
    9

    Default Pump pressure stays @25 so it won't shut off

    My pump keeps running. The pressure just stays @25. We need to shut it off at the breaker box to stop it. We had frozen pipes the other day and the pump did shut off. We have very hard water. Somebody told me the "nipple" could be clogged. Btw my water tank is only 2 years old so its not a bad bladder.

  2. #2
    Plumber Cass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    5,984

    Default

    Where did it freeze...

  3. #3
    DIY Junior Member miss molly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mountaintop, PA
    Posts
    9

    Default

    after the pump and tanki

  4. #4
    Plumber Cass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    5,984

    Default

    are you sure the pump and tanks didn't freeze?

  5. #5
    DIY Junior Member miss molly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mountaintop, PA
    Posts
    9

    Default

    Yes I am sure. The pump was doing this before the freeze happened.

  6. #6
    DIY Junior Member miss molly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mountaintop, PA
    Posts
    9

    Default

    We don't want to rip it apart and find that there may be a leak in the lines someplace.

  7. #7
    DIY Junior Member miss molly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mountaintop, PA
    Posts
    9

    Default

    We have to turn the pump on and off at the breaker box, so when we need to use water for a shower or laundry, the pump just has to run constantly.

  8. #8
    Test, Don't Guess! cacher_chick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Land of Cheese
    Posts
    3,134

    Default

    Is your pump in the well or in the house?

    Your pump might be damaged so that it cannot develop any more pressure. It's also possible that the line is leaking in the well or between the well and the house.

  9. #9
    DIY Junior Member miss molly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mountaintop, PA
    Posts
    9

    Default

    Our pump is in the house. We are pretty sure theres no leaks. Our well is only 35 feet deep. My husband is thinking about changing the pressure switch and nipple.

  10. #10
    Porky Cutter,MGWC Porky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Posts
    727

    Default

    Some debri got in the nozzle of the jet assembly! If the pump has 2 pipes going to the well the jet assembly is in the well and must be removed and cleaned. I suspect you have1 pipegoing to the well or cistern. If that is the case the jet assembly is on the end of the pump. Either way the jet must be disassembled, the venturi removed and then with a 3/4" long socket wrench remove the nozzle and clean it of any debri. The nozzle will have 1/4" hole in it. Clean everything and replace the jet and you'll have pressure again. Pumps don't build pressure, the jet does. When things froze it most likely broke loose some rust and plugged the jet. Clean it out and you'll be fine!

    Porky Cutter, MGWC
    "Master Geound Water Certified"
    www.dci-inc.us

  11. #11
    Test, Don't Guess! cacher_chick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Land of Cheese
    Posts
    3,134

    Default

    If the pump is running and does not make pressure, the switch and/or nipple are not the cause.

  12. #12
    DIY Junior Member miss molly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mountaintop, PA
    Posts
    9

    Default

    It makes pressure, but only up to 25. If its not the switch, then what could it be?

  13. #13
    DIY Junior Member miss molly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mountaintop, PA
    Posts
    9

    Default

    how can my jet be in my well, when the jet pump is in my house? there are 2 pipes going into the well though...

  14. #14
    DIY Junior Member miss molly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mountaintop, PA
    Posts
    9

    Default

    you were right, we changed the switch and nipple and it is still the same.

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
  •