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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 by

Troubleshooting Submersible Well Pumps 101: Testing a Franklin Electric QD (Quick Disconnect) Box

QD Boxes are designed for use with 3-wire, single phase submersible motors from ? to 1 hp. Troubleshooting inside the box is made simple by the control components automatically disconnecting from the system when the lid is removed. I have outlined some troubleshooting steps below to help investigate problems with your QD Control Box. Caution! Electricity can be very dangerous, especially if you are inexperienced. Always use caution working with electricity and turn off power supply breakers...

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Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 by

Troubleshooting Submersible Well Pumps 101: Overloads Tripping

Is your well water pump overload protector tripping in your control panel? I have outlined some troubleshooting steps below to help investigate the possible cause. Caution! Electricity can be very dangerous, especially if you are inexperienced. Always use caution working with electricity and turn off power supply breakers when testing components within the electrical system. If you are not 100% confident you can perform any of these tests safely, call a professional. Check the Voltage. Voltage...

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Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 by

Troubleshooting Submersible Well Pumps 101: Pump Will Not Start

Is your submersible well pump not starting? I have outlined some troubleshooting steps below to help investigate the possible cause. Caution! Electricity can be very dangerous, especially if you are inexperienced. Always use caution working with electricity and turn off power supply breakers when testing components within the electrical system. If you are not 100% confident you can perform any of these tests safely, call a professional. 1. Check for blown fuses and tripped breakers. 2. Check...

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Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by

Troubleshooting Submersisble Well Pumps 101: Pump Won't Shut Off / Low Water Pressure

Is your submersible well pump not shutting off? Has the system operating pressure dropped in your submersible well pump system? If you answered yes to either of these questions it is important to do some troubleshooting before your well pump wears out or you burn out the motor. I have outlined some steps to follow below. Caution! Electricity can be very dangerous, especially if you are inexperienced. Always use caution working with electricity and turn off power supply breakers when testing...

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Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 by

Troubleshooting Submersible Well Pumps 101: Motor Starts Too Often

Is your submersible well pump turning on more frequently than it once was?Does the rapid clicking of your pressure switch match your heart rate?If you answered yes to either of the questions above, your water system may be suffering from rapid cycling. Rapid cycling is a condition in which the pump turns on and off (cycles) too frequently. If left unchecked it will significantly decrease the life of almost every component in your water system, especially your pump. If you notice your pressure...

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