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    I hope someone can help! We have a Well Mate Pressure Tank. No problems to date and then this morning we have uber low pressure. I have tried moving the reset lever to introduce more pressure but it didn't work. Am I looking at a reset lever issue or something more substantial. I apologise in advance if my terminology is incorrect - I don't have much of a clue!

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    Do you have a submersible pump or an above ground jet pump?

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    A submersible. I am thinking it may be the pressure switch - I tested it with a volt tester and one side showed a charge and the other did not. Is this likely to be the issue?

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    Is it a 120V or 240V circuit?

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    I honestly don't know - though would guess at it being a 240v

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    Then you need to trace back to the breaker panel and see if it is 240V and if so see if both legs are hot. It could be a bad breaker.

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    OK - I will have my husband check it out tonight. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLigetfa View Post
    Is it a 120V or 240V circuit?
    If it was only a 120v - would only one side be live anyway?

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    On a 120V circuit, one side is hot and the other is neutral so yes, only one side would be "live".

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    Okay, so we had an electrician friend come over to test the voltage - he thought it was the switch control capacitor - so we went and got a new one. Installed it, moved the reset to prime and it blew up. Why? I am assuming the last one blew up as well - why are they blowing up?

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