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ryanh 07-08-2010 01:07 PM

submersible well pump . first start.
 
Hello

I installed my submersible pump in the well and property wired the control box and the pressure switch and have the plumbing setup to the pressure tank. The pump is a 1/2 hp 3 wire submersible pump. The manual doesn't say anything but is there anything special required for starting the pump the first time? Should i just flip the breaker and the pressure switch/gauge shows 0psi so in turn should turn on the pump until the pressure cut off?

Yoyizit 07-08-2010 01:39 PM

Assuming it works properly when you turn it on, I'd measure current draw so you have a baseline measurement for your brand new pump. You can expect about 3 A @ 240v.

Mr. Green 07-08-2010 03:33 PM

You said three wire??

Could there be four??

If there is really just three you would not use a control box.

There is BIAC in the pump.

That is why I never use control boxes.

They are out dated.

ryanh 07-08-2010 08:17 PM

Ya Control box, 3 wire+ ground (4) ..

NHMaster 07-08-2010 08:31 PM

Flip the switch and Get er Done :thumbsup:

ryanh 07-09-2010 06:48 PM

Hah check this.

Took the ohm readings and they all were all good, pulled the pump anyways, notice the metal cover at the bottom of the pump was kinda loose took the screws off and NO MOTOR. LOL

Yoyizit 07-09-2010 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ryanh (Post 467467)
Hah check this.

Took the ohm readings and they all were all good, pulled the pump anyways, notice the metal cover at the bottom of the pump was kinda loose took the screws off and NO MOTOR. LOL

Expect low current draw. :laughing:

ryanh 07-10-2010 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Yoyizit (Post 467497)
Expect low current draw. :laughing:

Actually all the current readings at the control box were normal readings..

bob22 07-10-2010 01:07 PM

Not sure I'm following this; where did your motor go?

ryanh 07-11-2010 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by bob22 (Post 467708)
Not sure I'm following this; where did your motor go?

i guess it fell out of the casing from the bottom and down the well, and then someone did a swap and returned it and I got stuck with it

nap 07-11-2010 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ryanh (Post 468185)
i guess it fell out of the casing from the bottom and down the well, and then someone did a swap and returned it and I got stuck with it

You're serious? I thought you were kidding.

Have you called the supplier and asked them how they are going to get their defective pump out of your well?

or do you mean there never was a motor in what you had bought. If so, how did you get "normal" current readings? No motor means no power consumption which means no current flow.

ryanh 07-12-2010 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by nap (Post 468293)
You're serious? I thought you were kidding.

Have you called the supplier and asked them how they are going to get their defective pump out of your well?

or do you mean there never was a motor in what you had bought. If so, how did you get "normal" current readings? No motor means no power consumption which means no current flow.

Im not sure if it was the whole motor, but when i looked up into the bottom of the pump casing it was just hallow up till the intake screen in the middle ..


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