08:00AM | 07/09/05
Member Since: 07/08/05
2 lifetime posts
My husband replaced our electrical panel last evening, but now the well pump will not start back up. We have a Pumptrol Square D FSG2 switch, and who knows what kind of well pump. We also have a water conditioner system, which will run but there's nothing to pump. We've only lived here 6 mos and don't know much about the well and water system.

He did not rewire the switch at all, and there's current at it. We were suspecting that the pressure was too low to start it up and/or the pump needed priming.

I need a shower. Any suggestions?


01:30PM | 07/09/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
Is the pump visable or is it hung down the well.

If it is visable then you know if it is running or not. If it is running and you arent' getting water then loss of prime might be a problem. But most pumps don't need any pressure to start. Just water in them.

And in most cases you can drain out enough water to keep them from working unless you try to.

I suspect that it is an electrical problem. Was the pump wired for 120 or 240? Are you sure that it now wired the same.

Is there a "disconnect" switch or other switch to turn the pump off for service becasue the pressure switch?

"and there's current at it. "

Now do you know, what was used to test it?


04:09PM | 07/09/05
Member Since: 07/08/05
2 lifetime posts
Thanks very much for your reply. Between the time I posted and checked back, he figured that out--wires wrong color, hooked up to 120 but should have been 240.

I appreciate the prompt response and will likely be back with water conditioner questions...



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