Re: Deep Well Pump has stopped, What now?
you replaced a number of things, WHY? was it tripping the breaker? if it was is it still tripping the breaker? (if it is then some thing is over loading the circurt),
If you were just replacing the things you could easily reach with out a real reason then.
I will just ask, if one puts there ear to the pipe can you hear the motor run? or any thing?
(you may have to turn it on and off to hear the diffrnece, but more than likely you should be able to hear it run if it is.),
I would also put a clamp amp meter on and see if it pulling any amps when the power is on, and if the legs are equal, (if not equal then more than likely you have some type of leakage, (which could be you warm spot, or where the power is returning to the well head via the ground),
If it running that is the case, then you will need to figure out if it is not pumping or leaking,
there is probably little one can acutely do with out pulling the well up, unless it is a wiring problem that one can reach, (double check all your top side connections and items that there functioning properly) (check under the well head to see if there are any splices that could have corroded and failed) (usaly a special type of wire is used in the well and may be spliced near the well head),
If it is running and not pumping then more than likely either the pump is shot or coupling is gone between motor and pump, or pipe is split or broke, leaking out the pumped water,
if the pump is not running most likely one will have to pull it and replace it,
If this occurred after a lighting storm (lighting likes submersible pumps), there is a good chance your pump could have been fried by lighting.
some home owners insurance can cover some well problems or some types of them it may be worth looking it to it,
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