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Diagnose Water Pressure that Stops then Recovers on its Own

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Interimttent loss of building water pressure: diagnosis & cure. This article describes questions and answers from and to a homeowner who lost water pressure.

The basics process of diagnosis and the costs of the repair are explained.

Consumer advice on saving money on well repair costs includes a review of the parts and labor costs of a typical well pump and pressure tank replacement case.

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How to diagnose loss of water pressure that later improves or returns "on its own"

Photograph of a water pump pressure control switchWhen you lose water for some time period but later it returns we think immediately of the following possible explanations

. This article describes common water pressure-loss problems and their causes, and provides links to more-detailed diagnosis and repair articles for each of those situations.

By contrast with cases where you lose but then recover water pressure in the building are cases where you lose and do not recover water pressure or flow:

You'd have either no water or only very low pump output no matter what conditions in the well.

If the building water supply stops and takes minutes to hours to recover, you may have problem with the well flow rate.

But the problem of lost water supply and pressure could be more mechanical: a bad well pump.

The well pump, in turn, could have been damaged or hastened to the end of its life by a bad water pressure tank which has caused well pump short-cycling. Short cycling of the pump motor can burn up the pump relay control.

Readers of this document should also see WATER TANK REPAIR PROCEDURES how to diagnose the need for air, how to add air, stop water pump short cycling to avoid damage - water storage water pressure tank safety.


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