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Old 07-08-2010, 01:07 PM   #1
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Ya Control box, 3 wire+ ground (4) ..
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Flip the switch and Get er Done
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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
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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.
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Expect low current draw.
Actually all the current readings at the control box were normal readings..
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Not sure I'm following this; where did your motor go?
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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

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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.
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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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