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Old 09-02-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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irrigation pump pressure switch melted

i'm using a sta-rite shallow well pump for an irrigation system. an electrician installed the breaker at the breaker box and the ground wire. i wired the pump start relay and also wired the pressure switch. the pump worked great for a couple months but i happened to look at it today and it's fried. i'm not sure what happened any help would be appreciated

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Old 09-02-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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irrigation pump pressure switch melted

Loose connection, either on one of the wire terminals, or a bad contact.

Replace the pressure switch and try again.


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Loose connection was my first thought as well.
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