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    Pump cutting out

    Recently my well pump has failed to come on at the cut in point of the switch. The problem is only intermittent, occurring about once per day. By pressing the reset switch on the pump control box the pump usually resets, but on at least one occasion we had to reset the pump circuit breaker. What is going on? Is my well pump about to go or is it just the pressure switch acting up? Some particulars of my installation: We have a deep well (400'+), a Sta-rite pump, a Square-D pumptrol type FSG-2 35/55 psi, and a 35(?) gal. bladder tank. Also connected is a Rainsoft softening/filtration system with a sediment/iron filter.

    Thanks in advance for any advice. Chris

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    You have some problems with the pump motor or it's controls. The breaker and overload protector are trying to tell you something. Putting your head in the sand may very well cost you more money in the long run.

    Have a pump man come out and have a look before the motor goes.

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    OK, I narrowed it down to the water softening/filtration system. When I bypass it I get great water pressure and no pump problems. It makes sense because every time the pump would need to be reset was in the morning after the system had regenerated (between 2 and 4 a.m.). After a manual regeneration the water pressure is still poor when pumped through the softening system. I have a Rainsoft system with a sediment tank and a BIG iron/manganese filtering tank. Any ideas? Should I just throw in the towel and call Rainsoft?

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    I would not call Rainsoft. I would find what's wrong with the pump. The softener being plugged up should not have any effect on the pumps operation. It simply supplies water to the unit so it can go through it's regeneration.

    I'm not going to get into how much this repair on your Rainsoft softener could cost, but you still have a problem with your pump or it's components. The filtration unless installed between the pump and tank (which it should not be) can do nothing to trip the pumps breaker.

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