10:28PM | 09/04/07
Member Since: 09/01/07
1 lifetime posts
I'm VERY new at the subject of well water and all that goes into making it happen and need some advice. I'm house sitting for a friend and yesterday the water stopped working. She has a well system with a Franklin 280 107 49 control box, a pumptrol square d 30/50 pressure switch, a well-x-trol tank, and I have no idea what the pump is or the depth of the well. The pressure gauge reads 2psi though I don't know what it was before. Now the water wasn't decreasing in pressure over time, literally one minute it was working and 5 minutes later there was absolutely no water happening anywhere in the house and I wasn't running water and we didn't have a power out when it stopped. The only other info I have is when I took the cover off the pumptrol to see what was happening with the contacts, with the switch down (where it was when I started investigating) the contacts were open, but when I flick the switch to the up position the contacts immediately click back to the open position. I also checked the breaker and it wasn't flipped off either. This isn't my house and I'd love to get it working on my own before my friend comes home but like I said, I'm a total newbie with this stuff. Any help anyone could give would be greatly appreciated.


04:17AM | 09/05/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Some pressure switches have a low water cutoff that needs to be reset.

If the pressure drops below a certain point the unit locks out to prevent damaging the pump.

IF that is the problem then you have to find the reset, but also the orginal problem.

I have to leave in a few minutes so this is short.


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