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    My well will not start,it just makes a humming sound.It is a submersible pump with a Square D pressure switch and a Franklin Electric QD control box.I have changed out the Square D pressure switch,but still no go.Is there a way to check the Franklin Electric QD control to tell if that is what is bad?Any troubleshooting help would be appreciated thanks for your time.

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    You can see how to check that box on the Franklin Electric web site in their AIM manual. But I would just replace it. Stick on a new box and if the pump still won't run, you probably need a new motor. That is as long as you have 240V going to the motor to start with, which I would check first.

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    Yes I do have 240 volts going to it.Thanks for the reply and info.

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    It's not uncommon for the control box to go bad and hear a hum when the pump tries to start.

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    You should be able to buy a franklin box at lowe's/HD for about $70-80 (haven't priced them lately).

    Good luck!!

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