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Water Pump problem
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Jim    Posted 04-29-2002 at 11:05:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have a question re: a Gould well water pump. Every so often, when it kicks on, it will quit for a fraction of a second, then kick back on and stay on, almost like a "double clutch." I re-primed the thing (I don't even know if that is a cause for such a problem!), but that didn't do it. Any suggestions would be appreciated

Manitoba    Posted 04-29-2002 at 11:37:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is it "double clutching " in the switch...if so its likely water hammer thats causing it to double switch. If thats the case check the air pressure in your storage tank. It should be precharged to the switches "cut in" pressure with no pressure in the system. Just a thought...

bob    Posted 04-30-2002 at 05:51:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think it is your pressure switch as points are getting pitted and won,t snap together or spring is weak other wise it is in tank pressure setting

Bob /Ont.    Posted 04-29-2002 at 11:12:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Jim it may be the pressure switch or the motor.
Some motors start on low speed then switch to high, might be trouble there.
Later Bob

TimC    Posted 04-29-2002 at 20:58:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, what he said. The start windings start the motor then a centrifugal switch switches to the run windings. I'm guessing but i believe that these type motors do not have a capicitor on them in most cases. Take the cover off the end and clean the contacts and check to see if it travels properly and that the counter balance springs are in place after you turn the breaker off.

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