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Jet Pump problem
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Ray    Posted 08-06-2002 at 18:03:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a Gould jet pump and every 5 min. or so it come on.It is set for 20 psi on,40 off.I have no leaks inside the house or outside.Can anyone help? Thanks


Red Dave    Posted 08-07-2002 at 10:31:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like the foot valve to me.


bill b va    Posted 08-07-2002 at 00:01:03       [Reply]  [No Email]

i once had that problem and it was a leak in the water line in the well.


Willy-N    Posted 08-06-2002 at 23:16:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Could be your tank but if it dose it by just sitting not useing any water, and your foot valve is leaking after a while it will alow your pressure to drop enought to turn on the pump again. If it turns on and goes right off I would think it was your tank but if it runs for a while it is refilling the tank again. Sometimes you can get crud inside the foot valve causing it to leak back into the well. If you have a valve to shut off the water to the house and you pump turns back on it is the valve. Good Luck, Mark H.


Nathan(GA)    Posted 08-06-2002 at 19:29:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
You got some advice on where to look. Do it soon. That cycling off and on will burn up the motor. My experience with that is being waterlogged.


ger    Posted 08-06-2002 at 19:56:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
nathan ,s right it sounds like your tanks waterlogged,just shut down your pump drain out the water blow some air in until all the water,s out close of the outlet an air back up to 20 to 40 or whatever you need an turn on the pump again should work fine after that


Mudcat49    Posted 08-06-2002 at 18:23:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Does it have a pressure tank, if so, the problem is probley with the tank being waterlogged


Willy-N    Posted 08-06-2002 at 18:23:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
You probley have a leak in your foot valve in the well. Mark H.


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