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    Default Water Pump ( Deep Well) runs continously

    I have a challenge with a Water Pump that wants to run continuously.
    Pressure never gets to the cut off point.
    Tank seems to be OK however, I will have to check if pressure holds as it was very low ( 15psi).

    Any other suggestions from you folks?

    I also suspect that my pump may be somewhat worn down so I may have to repair or replace.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

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    BPRO

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    OK I checked the pressure again in the tank and it has dropped from 38psi where I set it at to about 19psi.
    Tanks should not loose the pressure this quickly is that correct? If so that would indicate we have a leak in the diaphragm. I have a Well-Trol WX 202. I guess I should replace the tank./

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    Quote Originally Posted by BPRO View Post
    Pressure never gets to the cut off point.
    Does the pressure drop when you shut off the pump and are not using water?
    Is the pump a submersible or deep well jet?
    How deep is the well?
    How high is the water table?

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    It sounds to me like you have a jet pump (above ground pump)! If this is the case, I suspect that the nozzle in the venturi (jet assembly) is plugged. Remove the jet assembly and remove any debris from the 1/4" nozzle and reassemble. You should have pressure now. Jet pumps don't build pressure the jet assembly builds the pressure!

    If it's a submersible pump (in the well pump) you have another problem!
    Porky Cutter, MGWC
    (Master Ground Water Consultant)

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