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  • Well pump breaker tripped, but still have water

    Hello. The breaker is tripped and will not go back on. Is this an electrical problem or well pump problem? I have no idea in regards to this.

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    Re: Well pump breaker tripped, but still have water

    That depends, the pump motor could be locked up or there could be a short in the wiring. The test would be to remove the supply line to the well pump starter box and see if the breaker resets. if so there is a problem with the pump motor or the starter. You still have water because there may still be pressure in the tank for a while.

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    • #3
      Re: Well pump breaker tripped, but still have water

      Originally posted by QROKING View Post
      That depends, the pump motor could be locked up or there could be a short in the wiring. The test would be to remove the supply line to the well pump starter box and see if the breaker resets. if so there is a problem with the pump motor or the starter. You still have water because there may still be pressure in the tank for a while.
      So do we remove the metal cap of well pump which is in backyard? Please bear with me as I'm an absolute novice with breaker boxes/home repair.

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      • #4
        Re: Well pump breaker tripped, but still have water

        What kind of pump do you have?
        In the well (submersible)?
        Above the ground (Jet)

        Do you have a "starter" box? You may not. Majority don't in my experience.

        You need an electrical meter to troubleshoot.

        The breaker buzzing or kicking could be the box/capacitor but more likely the well pump.

        Being a novice as you say I would advise to call a licensed plumber or well contractor. Should be able to have you running soon.

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        • #5
          Re: Well pump breaker tripped, but still have water

          I agree, not knowing any more than you do, it would be advisable to call a Well/Pump person.
          Frequently asked questions about pumps and tanks.

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          • #6
            Re: Well pump breaker tripped, but still have water

            And it could just be a bad breaker.
            26+6=1

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            • #7
              Re: Well pump breaker tripped, but still have water

              Originally posted by speedbump View Post
              I agree, not knowing any more than you do, it would be advisable to call a Well/Pump person.
              I agree, (best advice)

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              • #8
                Re: Well pump breaker tripped, but still have water

                It seems to trip when I run the shower in the morning. Once reset, it usually doesn't trip again until the next time I use the shower. The problem was intermittent but has become increasingly consistent. Could it have to do with water level in the well(in kind of a dry spell)? Could it be the breaker?
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                • #9
                  Re: Well pump breaker tripped, but still have water

                  it could be the breaker or little pieces of SPAM jammed in your centrifugal pump
                  ~~

                  ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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                  • #10
                    Re: Well pump breaker tripped, but still have water

                    Originally posted by dannygray View Post
                    It seems to trip when I run the shower in the morning. Once reset, it usually doesn't trip again until the next time I use the shower. The problem was intermittent but has become increasingly consistent. Could it have to do with water level in the well(in kind of a dry spell)? Could it be the breaker?
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