Originally Posted by nates90
I know it isnt the pump or impeller or the pipe because i put water down the well with a garden hose and it pumped that water back up.
Yeah, sorry about that; I did read what you said about it pumping the water from your hose back up, but then forgot. Another thought comes to mind in regard to that though; wondering if maybe the sceen is plugged, and if maybe you washed some of the grit away when you raised the pump and ran water down there.
In regard to bacteria, I suppose that anything is possible, but I have never seen or heard of that alone preventing a pump from operating.