04:54PM | 02/24/06
Member Since: 02/23/06
1 lifetime posts
When I look into the electric box that operates the pump I see a little object with three wires coming out of it that end in prongs.Two black on white. What in the world is this thing and what does it do?

Thanks for any help.


03:40AM | 02/25/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
You did not indicate what kind of pump it is or what kind of "electrical box".

It might be the pressure switch.

If this is a deep well pump there are two styles. One with the start capacitor in the motor and it is feed by 2 wires (plus ground).

The other style has a the capacitor in the control box and has 3 wires to the pump.

It could also be a relay or overload protection.

Just as pure speculation, without anyother details, I would guess it was a capacitor. However, I would not bet more than 2 cents and then only if I could borrow it from my BIL.



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