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    Any one here a Plumber?

    If so I have some troubleshooting questions about my well?
    I have a private well submersible pump I noticed that the well Pressure switch contacts are staying closed and pump is continusely running pressure on guage under house reads 28 to 30 psi and checked pressure at tank was 0 psi . I changed the pressure switch to a 30/50 put in new guage and poppit valve , put 28 psi on tank started back up same thing only goes to 28 to 30 psi and contacts stay closed. Noticed also next day the tank was at 0 psi again . I think the tank has gone bad ? can any one help its a well X trol tank.
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    I don't have any submersible well pumps, all of mine are above ground, so I'm not much help here.

    Is the tank you have a bladder tank (the bladder could be ruptured) or a regular air pressure tank ( it could be water-logged).
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    Not a professional plumber and this thread is probably in the wrong place. Sounds like a bad check valve that's STUCK therefore, no pressure.
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    Thanks Guys sorry thought we could post any thing here !
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomEgun View Post
    Thanks Guys sorry thought we could post any thing here !
    He was just in reference to it being in "Bob & Terry's Place" vs "Off Topic". I moved it to OTH.
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    Just a friendly FYI on Bob & Terry's Place as per Bumper.

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    Sorry again didnt know which to post and I read anything off topic
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    No Problem. Posted just as a general FYI to any members reading this.

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    Power to switch and pump breakers good but tank doesnt use power?
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    Do you have a leak between the pump and the tank? A broken water line, maybe.

    Or am I misreading the problem?
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    Assuming that the new pressure switch is wired & working properly, what this is telling you is that you're never reaching 50 psi.

    Can you valve off the water going out? If not, you really should have one for trouble-shooting something like this, and it's worth putting in. Make sure the valve is just on the other side of the outgoing line from your pressure switch.

    Once have everything valved off, your pump should quickly drive up to the 50psi, and you'll see it shut off. You'll also know that you have a leak somewhere on the other side. Is it attached to irrigation? If so, I'd start looking out in the yard.

    If the pump isn't able to build up the 50psi while it's valved off right at the top, then you may have burnt or spun the impeller. I've seen broken shafts, spun bearings, and just the blades broken off. In this case, you should be able to keep the motor and just replace the pump.

    BTW, those bladder tanks never seem to last long. Once the bladder goes, the pump will cycle too frequently and shorten the life of the pump. You might look into a 'cycle stop valve' to use in addition to the tank.

    I always have to sit down and sketch a system in order to properly trouble-shoot it. Good luck!
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    Thanks again all
    Yes it has a hand valve and i shut it off and it stayed at 30 psi, was thinking if i shut it off there and killed power to switch it should hold the 30 psi ? if drops to 0 psi I have a leak? how hard is it to pull pump 300ft well ?
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