Posted 08-04-2004 at 16:42:19
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Hello sir. I want to thank you again for all the help you have offered regarding my well pump problems.
I am still at square one.
To recap my problem:
the pump motor runs but no water comes out the line. The prime bolt has water right up to the top, but I have been told (over the phone by a local plumber) that I could still have an air lock. It appeared to you (and me) when I posted my message before that the impeller might not be turning.
I have been to Lowe's and the plumbing sales clerk there very freely gave his time to show me their pumps and to explain how to access the impeller to see if it is turning.
Well, I took the two bolts off the back of the head, and the four bolts on the front that secure the motor to it, and still can't seem to get the head to split so that I can tell for sure if the impeller is turning.
Whatever that is in the center of the picture here, does spin when power is applied, but I'm not sure that is attached to the impeller fins (it looks to be, but since I can't see the fins, I'm not sure).
I have tried using the heel of my hand over the pipe with the prime bolt removed (as you suggested) but it doesn't seem to help. I see a slow bubble each time I remove my hand, but no real movement of the water.
I'm sorry to be such a bother, but at $90. and hour to call the plumber out, I'd rather take care of this myself if there is anyway possible.
If ANYONE has any suggestions, I am all ears! :-)
Judy in NC