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Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020 by

Troubleshooting a Jet Pump: Low Pressure or Flow

If you are experiencing low water pressure or low flow I have included some troubleshooting steps below to help diagnose the cause. Check to see if there is water in the pump. If there is no water in the pump, it may have lost its prime. You may have lost prime because the well has run dry, check valve has gone bad, foot valve has gone bad, or you have a leak in the suction pipe.If there is water in the pump, the internal jet may be plugged. Remove the jet injector from the pump and try to...

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Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 by

Product Spotlight - Pumptec Family of Motor Protection

Pump protection at its best The facts are clear and so are the choices. Franklin Electric’s Pumptec family provides the high performance pump protection you need deep down in the well. Designed to monitor motor load and supply voltage and to shut down the pump to prevent damage, Pumptec family products protect your water system investment. Pumptec, QD Pumptec, and Pumptec-Plus will protect motors between 1/3 and 5 horsepower. They cover a broad range of ratings and fault conditions: Click here...

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Posted on Friday, February 7, 2020 by

Employee Spotlight: Rick Hayes - Service Technician - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Rick brings humor and a great attitude to the RC Worst. Rick enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and daughter. He loves to hunt, fish and play sports with his kids. Rick was a residential electrician in California before moving north to join family already living in the Inland Northwest. We are happy he made the move as he is a great asset to the service team. At Worst since 2017 Why Our Customers Should “Expect the Best from RC Worst” We are a locally owned, fourth generation, family...

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Posted on Friday, January 31, 2020 by

Product Spotlight - SJE-Rhombus Model 122 - Single Phase Duplex Control Panel

The newly redesigned Model 122 control panel controls two 120/208/240V single phase pumps in water and sewage installations. This panel includes a new innovative duplex controller for pump control, alternation and alarm; including float status LEDs, control/alarm power on/off switch with LED indicator, pump run LEDs, HOA switches, pump lead lag selector switch, auxiliary contacts and more! The Model 122 control panel features built in lag pump delay time, pump failure detection, and float out...

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Posted on Friday, January 24, 2020 by

Noisy Pump (Cavitation)

Cavitation is usually suspected when there is a loud noise in the pump. It is often described as a loud grinding noise or gravel in the pump. Cavitation is the formation of bubbles or cavities in liquid that are created at low pressure. It is the result of a drop in pressure of liquid moving through the eye of the pump’s impeller. What is the cause of cavitation? Low Water Level. The water level has possibly dropped down to the same level as the foot valve. Pay attention to this after...

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