What would cause a well pump to stop working?
Your well pump may have stopped working due to lack of power.
Sometimes resetting a breaker or replacing a fuse affected by a power surge or brownout can fix this.
If the well pump circuit breaker has tripped, the well pump itself may be failing.
Then switch the circuit breaker off and on..
How do I know if my well pump is bad?
Some of the most common indicators of a faulty well pump and pressure tank include:Fluctuations in water pressure throughout the home.Strange noises or rapid clicking sounds coming from the tank.Spitting faucets.Scalding shower water.High electric bills.
How do you reset a well pump after a power outage?
Some pressure switches may need to be reset after a power outage. This is usually an easy task and all you need to do is turn the lever to “auto” and hold it until the pump turns on and the pressure gauge reads 30psi.
How do you troubleshoot a well pump?
Start by checking that the well switch located near your pressure tank hasn’t been switched off. Then check the well’s double-pole circuit breaker to see that it hasn’t tripped. If it has, reset it. A breaker that keeps tripping likely means a problem with the well pump, and you’ll need to call a pro for that.
How many years does a well pump last?
15 yearsWhen properly taken care of, a submersible well pump can have a long life of up to 15 years, although it can be difficult to know just how old your well pump is if a previous homeowner had it installed. The above-ground jet pumps that are more commonly used with shallow wells have an average life span of 10 years.