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What to Do When You Don't Have Any Water From Well to House

The most often heard battle cry of callers to Gainesville Pump is “I don’t have any water – what do I need to do?”  Here are a some tips on what to check.

The circuit breaker should be your 1st stop. It is located in the circuit breaker panel found in your home, or sometimes outside on the power pole.  Look for the breaker marked “Well”, or “Pump”, or both, turn the breaker fully to the off position, and then fully to the on position; by doing so, you are resetting the breaker.  If the pump still refuses to run, and is a submersible type, look for the master pump controller. It is usually constructed of metal, frequently gray in color, and is in the shape of a rectangle. Those equipped with a reset-able thermal overload, will have the shape of a shoe box, and often, will have a push type button, located (under) the control box and can be reset by pushing up on the button….  Do Not Open The Box!!

If the pump comes on, you will once again fall into the good graces of your family, and will definitely be remembered on Fathers, or Mothers day, but as Tonto would say to The Lone Ranger….”Hold the Fort there, Kemo-Sabe!” Take off the party hat and pay attention, the problem is not fixed yet.

That thermal overload was only doing what is was designed to do, by taking the pump out of the circuit due to duress, or overloading.  This where I want you to “STOP”!  The voltage supplying the pump is usually 230 volts and can be fatal. If the circuit breaker or thermal overload needed to be reset for the pump to function, call me, and we will find out what caused this, repair it, and return your water system to normal, and reliable service once again.


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Erica Bales