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My Water Pump Is Running But I Have No Water. What Could Be Wrong?

A water pump is one of the most important accessories for any home that depends on a well for clean drinking water. While using a well offers a great deal of benefits compared to depending on municipal water supply, there are various potential problems that could arise causing issues with your water supply.

So, let’s find out what could be wrong when your pump is running but no water is supplied:

WHAT IS A WATER PUMP?

A water pump is a machine used to draw water from underground wells to storage tanks until it’s needed for various purposes such as cooking, drinking and many more. Most of them are electric and drive the water through pipes using suction.

The most common types of water pumps include submersible pumps and jet pumps. The type you choose will mostly depend on the depth of your well.

WHY ISN’T THE WATER RUNNING? POSSIBLE ISSUES

There are many things that could lead to no water supply even with your water pump running. Some of the possible issues include:

• A blocked sediment filter or a failing filtration system.

• Low water table caused or overusing your water supply.

• Power surges that result in damaged capacitors.

HOW CAN A WATER PUMP BE TREATED/ MANAGED?

The first step to take when no water is coming out is switching your water filtration system to ‘bypass’ mode. If this corrects the issue, this would mean there is an issue with your pump’s filtration system and you need to call an expert for that.

If you had recently overused your water supply, you may try shutting off the breaker to your well pump for several hours. Then, turn it on to see whether the water will start flowing.

If it does, you should consider having a low water switch installed and well water remediation done by a professional. The shut off switch plays a huge role of protecting your pump from possible outages after using water excessively.

Lastly, if you’ve had power surges and no water is running, it is more likely capacitors are blown out. They will need to be replaced by a professional.

Now that you recognize what might be causing your water not to run, it’s advisable that you contact a technician in your area for the problem to get fixed. Always observe regular maintenance and inspections to help eliminate costly well pump repairs.

WHY CALL MOSMAN WELL WORKS

With Mosman Well Works, you can rest assured you’re working with professionals equipped with necessary tools and training as well as years of experience in the well industry.

Has your water pump failed and you’re not getting any water? Contact us today and we’ll have the water running again within no time.