Dealing With A Water Pump That Is Not Working Properly

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Water pumps can be used in a lot of different ways, but no matter how you are using it, if it stops working, it can be a big problem. Most of the time, the pump fails because of the motor driving the pump, but in some cases, the pump can become damaged internally, causing the pump itself to be the failure point. There are some things you can do to protect the pump from damage and help keep it running properly.

Preventive Maintenance

The most important thing you can do for your water pump is to take a few minutes every week to look at the pump and motor, checking for problems that can be solved quickly and easily. Some pumps have electric motors driving them that should be checked to ensure they are not overheating. If the motor gets too hot, it will seize up and stop working. Without the motor, the pump will not work. Check the wiring, the pressure switch, and the connection between the pump and the motor to ensure it is tight and everything is working as intended. For gasoline or diesel driven pumps, you need to check the oil in the engine and look the engine over for leaks or signs of wear or concern.

What To Do If The Pump Stops Working

There are a few different things that can cause a water pump to stop working, and depending on the type of pump, the way it is being used, and the power unit that is driving the pump, you may need to need to call in someone to help. Water pump repair services are available, often through a plumbing company or a well company like Coast Water Well Service Inc. If you can not determine the cause of the failure, bringing in a technician to work of the pump may be required. If the pump is portable, you could take the pump into them and have it serviced and repaired as well.

Portable Pumps

Water pumps that are portable are helpful if you need to get water from different sources. You can move the pump around and set it near the water source when and where you need it. Make sure you are using a screen on the intake side of the pump if you are pumping from a natural source so nothing gets pulled into the pump itself. Even small objects can damage the impellers inside the pump or get caught in a way that could damage the pump housing itself. Take care in the placement of the pump and how you draw water with it, and it will last a long time and operate day after day, bringing the water you need to you when you need it. 


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