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    wayne0418 Posts: 51, Reputation: 9
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    Dec 25, 2007, 08:53 AM
    The pressure tank is empty on well and pump is running
    Our water shot of the other night. I went out to check the well. The pressure tank is empty. The pressure gage reads 0. the pump turns on every few minutes and pumps about a cup of water. The well materiels all look new. I don't see any out ward damage to anythig. Thanks for any help and merry chrismas
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    Dec 25, 2007, 04:39 PM
    This tells me that you have a faulty check/foot valve. Your present one looks like it was allowing water to drain back into the well as the pump pumps up to pressure only to shut off and then kick back on as the pressure bleeds off. The solution would be to uncover and replace the check valve. Do it before your pump motor burns up. Good luck, Tom
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    wayne0418 Posts: 51, Reputation: 9
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    Dec 27, 2007, 04:16 PM
    Well, ha! Ha! Sorry for the bad pun. It was the capaciture to the motor. I found out that if you do a resistance check on a copacitor it should drop tords 0 then go to infinity. I pluged a new one in and she fired right up with out a click or a squeek. Prase jesus. I got a hot shower finally. Thank you all for the help. Wayne
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    jlisenbe Posts: 4,750, Reputation: 156
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    Dec 28, 2007, 09:56 AM
    Wayne, thanks for posting the resolution of this problem. So often people on this board post problems and then go silent afterwards. We never know what happens in those cases. Glad it worked out for you.
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    wayne0418 Posts: 51, Reputation: 9
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    Dec 28, 2007, 09:15 PM
    Thanks it is frutrating to have problems and know it is solvible if you only new. Oh the part only cost 8.30 it would have cost 80.00 for some one to come out and look.

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