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The water pump seems to stop working every day. To get it working again requires turning off the pump breaker, waiting 5 min then turning breaker back on. The breaker is not tripping out.

 

the pump is on a 10a breaker and its the following pump.

 

any ideas on potential issues?

 

i have checked toilets for leaks incase the pump itself has an auto shut off. No visible leaks.

 

problem started just this week.

however i did notice the pump would start quite regularly even when no water was being used, i just put that down to pressure drop from the 2 floor. Im not too familiar with this type of water system to be honest.

 

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Is the pump running a long time before shutting down?  They self shut down when they get hot.  Usually that is from a dry tank.

 

42 minutes ago, djlest said:

however i did notice the pump would start quite regularly even when no water was being used,

That is almost always from a leak somewhere.  If the frequency is short, that could be what makes the pump get hot.

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Definitely worth checking again for leaks.

 

Is the tank full / refilling ok?

 

Your regular re-start could also be a leaky check-valve on the inlet side, you can sometimes hear them gurgling when the pump is off.

 

Your overheating could also be a bad capacitor, they're cheap and easy to replace so swapping it out wouldn't hurt.

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2 hours ago, Crossy said:

Your overheating could also be a bad capacitor, they're cheap and easy to replace so swapping it out wouldn't hurt.

That's a great tip, I never knew that. 

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3 hours ago, bankruatsteve said:

Is the pump running a long time before shutting down?  They self shut down when they get hot.  Usually that is from a dry tank.

Exactly.

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On 5/14/2022 at 5:10 PM, Crossy said:

Definitely worth checking again for leaks.

 

Is the tank full / refilling ok?

 

Your regular re-start could also be a leaky check-valve on the inlet side, you can sometimes hear them gurgling when the pump is off.

 

Your overheating could also be a bad capacitor, they're cheap and easy to replace so swapping it out wouldn't hurt.

Thanks crossy great info, much appreciated. 
 

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