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Troubleshooting Your Well Pump System

There are times when the plumbing system and well pump of your home are in need of repairs. Similar to the way certain plumbing tasks such as leak detection can be done through DIY, so can certain troubleshooting steps for your water well system be done by you. Listed below are some of the common steps you can take.

The motor refuses to start

There are several reasons why the motor refuses to start. These can include faults in the electrical contacts due to corrosion. Or a tripped circuit breaker and blown fuse. Inspect the switch, wires, and cables for corrosion or loose contact. Clean or replace the issue depending on the cause. If the breaker has been tripped, reset it and see if the system will start up. If the problems persist, contact a well pumps repair contractor.

It starts often or will not stop at all

Another common problem which can be removed through DIY troubleshooting is an often starting or non-stopping motor. For motors which start often, inspect the switch setting and if needed, reset it. Check if the valve is stuck open and replace it if needed. For motors which do not stop working, see if the turning of the switch and turning it back on will remove the issue. Inspect for loose or broken elements which need repair or replacement. If you spot any, contact a professional well pumps repair contractor.

Troubleshooting your well pump system can help to avoid costly repairs. Among the steps you can take is to inspect the switch for any faults such as corrosion, wrong setting, and others. Inspecting the valve and wiring if they need replacement. And resetting the circuit breaker if necessary. If you would like to learn more troubleshooting tips, contact a professional well pumps repair service. An example of one such provider is Metro Rooter Plumbing - Raleigh in Raleigh, NC.