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My water goes off and comes back. Just replaced pressure switch

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My water goes off and comes back. Just replaced pressure switch and bought new air tank. Help?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.
Do the switch contacts stay closed while this is happening? do you have a drilled well with the pump in the well?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes to both questions
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.
Then there's a pretty good chance you have a bad connection between the switch and the pump. It's not unusual for the wiring in the well to breakdown over time.
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.
I'm assuming you cleaned out/replaced the piping around the tank when it was replaced
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We replaced all the parts from the two houses to pressure tank
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Plumber hooked the wires from switch to the tank up
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The switch to the pump will not cut off. Help?
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.
Perhaps I wasn't clear, there's a good chance you have a bad connection in the well. There's usually no way to determine that without pulling the pump out of the well. Since a plumber did this I have to assume the lines are clean and crud in the line isn't affecting the switch. Your nest move would be to contact a well service company. The next step is beyond the capabilities of most plumbers

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