Repairing Common Deep Well Pump Problems

If your deep well pump motor breaks down or if you notice that there’s no water flowing from your faucet, you may need to call a plumber or your well pump manufacturer to look into the problem. Repairing your deep well pump on your own can be very tricky because the pumps can be found as deep as 300 feet below ground level. But we’ve provided some tips on how you can fix common problems pertaining to your deep well pump:

  1. Electrical Problems

Sometimes, the problem may not have anything to do with the pump or motor itself but with your electrical system. Inspect your circuit breakers and the wires that are connected to the pump. You can try and reset the electricity by switching your circuit breakers off and on. Then check if it fixes the problem. If it doesn’t, check the cables and wires that run out of the fuse box and into the well. A damaged wire could be the culprit.

  1. Motor Problems

If your electrical system is not the cause of the problem, then it’s time to look into the motor of your water pump. You may need to replace the starter switch if it’s broken.

  1. Deep Well Pump Problems

If your pump is still not delivering water after you’ve done steps 1 and 2, then the issue may be caused by the pump itself. As mentioned above, this can be quite a challenge, and we recommend that you call a professional to fix it. However, if you want to try and resolve the issue on your own, here’s what you need to do

First, turn off the power supply. Then remove the priming plug to see if there’s water in the pipe. If there’s no water, then you need to prime it once more.

You also need to check if there’s clogging in the valves, strainers, and pipes. In many cases, obstruction within these components can prevent water from flowing into your faucets. If this is the case, you will need to have them cleaned or replaced with new ones.

Replacing Your Well Pump

There will come a time when your well pump will completely break down, and there’s nothing else you can do except to have it replaced. If you have a jet jump, it’s easier to replace it than a submersible or deep well pump. The cost would depend on the capacity of the pump, its motor and material.

Hiring a pro to replace your pump is necessary for a number of reasons. To begin with, a professional can give a more accurate diagnosis of the problem and recommend a solution. They can also tell you whether you need to replace your pump or if it can still be repaired.

Moreover, if your well pump is immersed deep underground, it would be really difficult to try and replace it with a new one on your own. On the other hand, a professional will have the necessary tools and equipment to get the job done properly and safely.

Your best bet is to call your well pump manufacturer to get some expert advice on how your issue can be resolved as quickly as possible.

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