FAQ About A Malfunctioning Submersible Well Pump

Posted on: 7 August 2016

Are you unable to get water from your well on a regular basis? If you have trying to figure out why the problem is happening, you might want to get the submersible well pump inspected. It is possible that your well pump is in need or a repair or replacement, especially if it has become old and worn out. This article will answer a few of the questions that you might have in mind about a problematic submersible well pump.

Why Does the Well Pump Always Shut Off?

If your well pump has been shutting off in an unusual manner, it is a sign that it is not receiving a sufficient amount of voltage. There might be loose wire connections on the well pump that need to be repaired by a contractor. It is also possible that there is a short in the wires, which can cause a fire if a prompt repair is not made.

Why Does a Small Amount of Water Come Out of Faucets?

The inability to receive a large amount of water through faucets points to a possible problem with the discharge lines. Water may not be able to flow through the discharge lines to the fullest extent because air has created a blockage. A contractor can open up the discharge line valve to release air that is trapped inside of the discharge lines.

What is Causing the Circuit Breakers to Trip?

If circuit breakers always trip when the submersible well pump is running, it means that an electrical aspect of your pump requires attention. The breakers trip as a way to prevent the pump from catching on fire. You might want to get the motor inspected to find out if it has been overheating from an electrical problem. Damaged wiring in the pump might also be causing circuit breakers to trip.

What Does Replacing a Submersible Well Pump Cost?

The price to replace a submersible well pump depends on how many gallons it is able to pump per minute. The quality of the pump will also affect the overall price, such as what kind of material it is constructed of. There are a few other things that will play a role in the price as well, but you should expect to pay a minimum of $200 for a submersible well pump. Speak to a contractor about the problems your well pump has to find out if it should be replaced.

Whether you're troubleshooting Walchem pumps or other models, these tips can help.