Jan 4, 2007, 9:29 AM
Post #2 of 2
Itís hard to make a diagnosis at a distance, but the first thing to check will be the float switch that turns the pump on when the water in the tinaco is low, and turns it off when it has reached the proper level.
There may be several different reasons for it to behave as it is now. There may be a sensitivity adjustment, but probably not in a home water system. I would look at the linkage from the float in the water to the switch that activates the pump. First to see if the float has simply slipped on the rod or cable it is attached to, altering the span of adjustment, also to see if the linkage is binding and not moving freely to shut the pump off.
There is a slim possibility that you may have an electronic level control, but in a home water system, it is almost certainly controlled by floats. I would also look at the contacts in the switch. They may be burned, and causing erratic behavior.
Whatever is causing your problem; it is not the pump, but the controls that turn it on and off.
Good luck, Rex
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(This post was edited by RexC on Jan 4, 2007, 11:35 AM)