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Thread: Why is my well pump shutting off for a couple of minutes?

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    Default Why is my well pump shutting off for a couple of minutes?

    Hi everyone - Under high demand, with more than one faucet on, my well pump will keep up for a couple of cycles and then it just acts like it has to take a breather between calls for water from the pressure switch. Any thoughts. Thanks

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    We need to know if the pressure switch contacts are staying closed when the water shuts off? Also is it an above ground or submersible pump? If the points are not touching, then the pressure switch tube is probably clogged up. If the pressure switch points stay closed, then the overload in the motor is probably tripping.

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