Losing water pressure

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Old 09-03-18, 06:52 PM
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Losing water pressure

I replaced the check valve earlier today and the water pressure seemed to be doing great. Ran the washing machine and ran the dishwasher. The pressure seemed to drop very slowly when nothing was running, but would kick back on and climb, so I later started another load of laundry and lost all water almost immediately. I changed the pump at that point (we didnít know how old the pump was). The water level in the well did drop so we are currently waiting to see if the level raises. Is there anything that I may be missing that I havenít done?
 

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Old 09-03-18, 07:28 PM
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The check valve is just to keep the system charged and the pump primed. It should have little to do with system pressure. It sounds like you have a dropping water level there. Possibly a slow recovering well.
 
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Old 09-03-18, 08:40 PM
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The check valve was bad, which is why we replaced that. We ended up changing the pump too because we werenít sure if it was messed up or not due to the bad check valve. We had trouble last week with it and decided to pull it yesterday and see what may needed replaced. The kicker was that on Saturday and Sunday morning, the well ran great. Just a little baffled at this point and hoping that letting it set maybe overnight will give it more time to recover.
 

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Old 09-04-18, 06:23 AM
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Not a pro, but seems to me that this Ė

The pressure seemed to drop very slowly when nothing was running, but would kick back on and climb,
indicates a leak if that happened after you changed the check valve and so maybe there was nothing wrong with the check valve to begin with.
 
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