Not all is well with my well


Old 07-17-16, 11:55 PM
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Not all is well with my well

My well has not been working properly for the last couple weeks (so I've been told).

Things that are wrong:
The house has no water.
The pump was not gaining any pressure.
The bladder is at 20psi
The pressure switch no longer works (my fault)
When it did work the pressure switch would stay off unless forced, but the pump would gain no pressure to keep it on.

I tried replacing the pressure switch but when I turned the power to it back on and tried it, I got a spark and the holding tank breaker popped.

How do I fix this?

Did I completely fry it trying to replace the switch?
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Old 07-18-16, 12:17 AM
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Bladder that sits next to tank....

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Old 07-18-16, 01:25 AM
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Welcome to the foums.

One reason to use photobucket is for it's ability to allow you to post large pictures here. I took your posted pictures at photobucket and expanded them to the board limit.

Are you aware of what type of water system you have there ? It's complicated.
Do you have a well service company ?

You have a deep submersible pump that fills that galvanized water tank in the fourth picture. The pump in the picture takes the water from that galvanized tank boosts it's pressure and then stores it in the blue bladder tank.

I see a lot of valves that need to be set correctly.
You should have some type of float system to control the submersible pump and fill the galvanized tank.

Do you know if there's any water in the galv tank ?
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