Troubleshooting Common Problems with Well Pumps in Waukesha

by | May 15, 2014 | Water Wells

Getting a new well pump is definitely no cheap affair, so you want to ensure that your current pump can be fixed before thinking about getting a new one installed. If you are generally handy and have experience in these types of DIY projects, there is a couple of things you can do to hopefully get your well pumps in Waukesha up and running again. If the pump isn’t working, you want to first ensure that it is not an electrical problem. You can start by checking the wires and circuit breakers connected to the pump. You can also flip the circuit breaker to reset the electricity, and replace the fuse it it’s burned out. If this doesn’t work, perform a further inspection of cables and wires running into the well from the fuse box. Inspect for any damaged wires, and confirm that you don’t have an electrical supply problem to begin with.

If the well pump is not working despite any obvious electrical faults, you may want to inspect the motor to ensure this is not the problem. Additionally, you might be dealing with a faulty starter switch that may need cleaning or replacing. To clean your starter switch, use a piece of paper to remove any dirt or other obstruction, but be sure to first turn off the power supply. If the starter switch looks obviously damaged, replace it with a new one, and restart your well pump to see if it works.

In the case where the well pump seems to be working normally but no water is coming up, you may be dealing with a problem with a lost prime or a host of other problems. This could also point to a burned out circuit breaker, and in both cases, you will need to take the necessary steps to fix the problem. It is better to avoid all the hustle and simply call in a professional. DIY jobs are rarely as effective as those done by professional well pumps in Waukesha services. If you are experiencing problems with your well pump, contact Aqua Well and Pump Systems, Inc. They will be able to solve your problem speedily and effectively, guaranteeing you many more years of service from your installation.

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