after a 24 hour power outage, well pump running at 25% of former flow. What's the story? Water is coming out; just very, very slowly. Its not enough flow to take a shower with.
Does your pump shut off?
Electricially I think i can shut it off. We tried that a few minutes ago. no change in flow
Its not necessarily the well pump. I just have very low flow. Much lower than yesterday
do you know where the pressure switch is it is a small gray box with wires going in it usaully by the big blue Expansion Tank
i think so but will have to go downstairs to check it
what do i do when i find it?
first thing is pump in the water or outside of well?
I am not sure. How would I know?
what does your well look like big concrete curb or small pipe sticking up out of ground?
ok pump is in the well find the pressure switch remove the gray lid by loosening the screw on top and see if brass contacts are touching each other,if so see if there is a valve on the water line you can close then see if pump biulds pressure untill brass contacts open up you will here them click
should I go try that now?
yes do not touch contacts they have live voltage going to them i will stand by
Thanks for waiting. I found the big blue tank and the little grey box next to it. Its humming. Below it is a pressure gauge with a very low readng. Problem is that I can't find a screw to remove the grey cover off of the thing. I could text or e-mail you photo if that's possible.
yes attach a pic here using the paper clip above where you type
ok. doing it now.
I took the picture and am up loading it now. This will take a minute
still up loading/
having some difficulty. Permission to text it to your phone? That may not take as long as sending it to my e-mail address.
we can only communicate in this forum sorry
its all good. Back in a minute
id you see the valve on the water line ?
see small nut on top
I'm sorry. I was looking for a screw. I am going back down now to open it up.
loosen it then cap will slide up and off send a pic of the water lines to leaving the tank
Hows it coming?
got the pictures. e-mailed them and am waiting for them to arrive in my e-mail
my nephew just discovered a bunch of water shooting out of the pump valve next to the back of the house
in the back yard
there is the problem
is it under ground?
above ground. something surged when the power went back on.
wont let me send a video. Anyway, I have no lawn sprinklers but the house is now good. Thank you for helping diagnose the problem.
no problem glad problem solved
Thank you so much for your help and your patience.
have a good day
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