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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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Cause: This can be caused by an interruption in the power supply. You might have a crummy electrical connection, a tripped breaker, or a blown fuse. Fix: Make sure your electrical connections are working and have been installed and tested by a qualified electrician.
One of the most common causes of this phenomenon is due to debris blockages and obstructions. Weeds, waste products, stones, and other materials may have prevented them from functioning. And as the obstructions continue, the motor of the pump will just run even though the impellers do not spin anymore.
Make sure the pump isn`t vapor locked.

The impeller will spin, but it won`t be able to move water because of that air bubble. The solution to this one is pretty simple, just tilt the pump underwater so that the intake is upward, letting the air bubble escape.

One common cause of a submersible pump tripping its breaker can be cracks or leaks in the housing. If your pump`s housing is cracked, water could be getting into the pump through these cracks and causing it to short circuit. The same can be happening if you have a leak in your pump which is letting water in.
Your well pump may have stopped working due to a lack of power. Sometimes resetting a breaker or replacing a fuse affected by a power surge or brownout can fix this. If the well pump circuit breaker has tripped, the well pump itself may be failing.
If the water pump is running but no fluid is being pumped this could be blocked inlet suction filter, check valves failed with pumps bypassing, blocked discharge lines, electric motor polarity is incorrect or incorrect pressure settings parameters amongst other issues.
To check this, hold the magnet in one hand and the blades in the other hand and try to turn them in the opposite direction. Most impellers will turn slightly and then lock. If the blade keeps spinning on the magnet without ever locking, then your impeller is broken and needs to be replaced.
Pond Pumps` Lifespan

Pond pumps can typically last for around 1 to 3 years. However, several factors can affect their average lifespan.

Try removing the tubing and blowing air through it. Check pressure switch tubing for leaks or clogging. Clean or replace the tubing. The clog could also be debris in the orifice on the bottom of the pressure switch sensor, or inside the sensor requiring that the switch be replaced.

Discover Relevant Questions and Answers for Your Specific Issue

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Sump pump hums and then kicks breaker. Will not pump. I cleaned everything, still have problem
ANSWER : Pump motor is jammed causing overload and resulting breaker trip. Try to turn the pump shaft by hand, it should be very easy to turn. If there’s any resistance check for blockage.

We have a Flotec 3/4 HP submersible pump, it was already here when we moved in, we have lived here for 3 yrs, so we dont know how old it is. After living here for 2 yrs, it started to get very noisy, like a groaning noise. We replaced it w/ a l/2 HP Wayne(our mistake) We got water in the basement b/c the wayne pump quit running. We put the Flotec back on. Trying to find a replacement, but stores are all out. Question is, do you think we can rely on the Flotec that is making the strange noises? Thanks, Chris
ANSWER : Take strainer off to see if fravel stucj. if not, motor bearing may be shot. I would replace. I like wayne.

I have a 1/2 horse wayne shallow well pump. At times the water in the house slows to a trickel. This will happen for about 40-120 seconds then the pump seems to kick on and the pressure is restored. I have replaced the high low switch and the problem persists. Please let me know any thoughts on the problem. Thank You
ANSWER : Check air in your water tank should be less than you’re cut in pressure..

My pool pump makes a buzzing noise but there is no water circulating into the pool and no suction what-soever. What could be the problem?
ANSWER : First, Check your voltage at the terminal with a voltmeter. If it is within 10% of what is stated on the name plate, try the following suggestions. If is is more than 10% off, call an electrician. Common problems that cause this humming with no suction in these pool pumps are:-Take the pump apart and look for rubbing that could be causing your pump to tighten up. -Check for a seized motor. If the motor has seized up, you will have to have it repaired or replaced.-It could be a winding switch or capacitor problem. Again, a pro will have to service it.

Pump was clogged it was taken apart to be cleaned and the oil spilled out. what type of oil is used in a 1/4 hp sump pump
ANSWER : 10 wt. non-detergent/non-foaming oil.


I have a pressure booster pump installed which turns on automatically when we open the tap and turns off by itself when we close the tap, but when power goes and comes back(common in india), the pump will turn on even with no tap opened and does not turn off automatically and goes on running, some kind of airlock problem I think, when we just shut off and on water input several times, it again starts working well
ANSWER : Check to see if the output pipe has water in it when the pump swutches off the pump needs to be primed at all time what we normally find cases like this is the pump is higher than the supply or there is an air pocket on the output where the pressure sensor is

The pump will not continue to run after starting, it runs for 5 seconds and then stops, until the next attempt to detect water, the pump is sitting in three feet of water. The pump will not continue to run after detecting water.

Leakin water pump
ANSWER : The water pump on a car has a bearing that blocks a hole when working. When the pump goes, it pulls the bearing from the hole and leaks. This is very common, and it was made this way for pin-pointing the issue. The water pump should be replaced.