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    last friday i lost water pressure in my house. what i know so far is diaphram pressure tank is empty (no water) and pressure gauge reads 30psi. square D pressure switch contacts are in closed position which i think this means the pump should be on. i have to guess that my pump is no longer working but i am looking for advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sj View Post
    last friday i lost water pressure in my house. what i know so far is diaphram pressure tank is empty (no water) and pressure gauge reads 30psi. square D pressure switch contacts are in closed position which i think this means the pump should be on. i have to guess that my pump is no longer working but i am looking for advice?

    Check the breaker, and debris in the switch contacts.

    What kind of Pump do you have ?


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    breakers are fine. i don't see any debris in switch contacts. i have a franklin control box for 1/2HP pump which is probably also a franklin. i don't know where my well head is? not sure i want to diy this problem but willing to try easy stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sj View Post
    i don't know where my well head is?
    Wow, just wow. How can you take for granted something so essential? I don't think buried wellheads are legal anymore so be prepared to incur some cost to bring it up to code.

    Anyway... since you are dealing with a Franklin product, their AIM Manual would be a good start.
    http://www.franklin-electric.com/aim-manual.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by sj View Post
    breakers are fine. i don't see any debris in switch contacts. i have a franklin control box for 1/2HP pump which is probably also a franklin. i don't know where my well head is? not sure i want to diy this problem but willing to try easy stuff.

    I guess you have a three wire pump ?

    I would start by checking any caps in the box, if you have a way too do that. (some bulge or leak)

    If You are not sure if it is DIY then don't try it.

    Sometimes a pro is needed. It may cost a buck fifty.


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    LL, you would be surprised at how many wells are still buried in pits, and how many people don't know where they are

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    Around here we have to live by the Boy Scouts motto. I would love to be able to just pick up a phone and have an expert come out. Murphy's law states that things will go wrong when we are least able to deal with it.

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