Submersible pumps are usually quiet and low-profile pumps that are configurable in any angle of use. These pumps are real workhorses commonly used for stormwater drainage and floodwater control. In case there is a problem, their configuration allows for simple repair and servicing. This post outlines five quick fixes for your faulty submersible pumps:

The Motor Fails to Start

When the pump's motor fails to start, begin troubleshooting the obvious. Check for the possibility of a tripped circuit-breaker or blown fuses, but if the issue is intermittent, your fuse receptacles may be dirty or corroded. Additionally, consider checking for corrosion or dirt at the pressure switch contact points. Consider clearing the trash or cleaning the corroded parts to fix this problem quickly. 

The Pump's Motor Runs Continuously

Leakage in the system can cause your pump to run continuously. If this is the case, consider replacing faulty pipes and determine the right water levels to ensure your submersible pump doesn't exceed its well capacity. Another possible cause for this problem is a defective pressure switch, a blocked pump screen or a stuck check valve. Inspect these cases and replace the faulty parts.

The Pump's Overload Protector Trips Often

Your pump's overload protector will always trip due to excess heat when it is directly positioned in the sun. The best solution for this problem is providing adequate ventilation and shade for the pump. For construction site projects using temporary power, your pump may be drawing improper voltages. Hence, you need to assess the line terminals and find out whether there is an issue causing this problem.

Inadequate Power to Run the Pumping System

In case you experience this problem, a possible cause may be a poorly installed or faulty check valve. If these two aren't the cause, the pump may be air-bound or there may be some obstruction in the impeller. A simple sight inspection can offer answers regarding the source of this problem. Therefore, you must perform accurate placement of the check valves for proper pumping. 

Excess Noises While Pumping

Finally, this problem can be easily fixed by analysing all valves leading to the submersible pump in case something changes in them, such as issues with cavitation, which may reduce their head pressure. Noises will be heard when your pump reacts to water bubbles formed when moving the water. Therefore, it would help if you checked the driver and pump alignment and adjusted the pump accordingly to fix the viscosity.

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