I have an AO Smith Aqua Air bladder tank and it recently started acting strange. I have searched every forum post for answers, but I am a novice when it comes to pumps, tanks, etc.
Here is what is happening: turn the water on and it runs for about 5 seconds and then begins to surge; I have had my wife turn in on and of while I was sitting by the pressure tank and it starts at 50psi and then drops well below 30psi then goes back to around 50psi over and over again; basically it keeps clicking on and off repeatedly; I replaced the pump control switch because I thought this might be the problem. It did not help at all. Is my bladder tank shot? Do I need to drain it? If I need to drain it, what are the steps? I have looked for a model number on the tank, but I am not exactly sure where to look. Starting to freak me out a bit since I tried to rinse off my lawn mower with garden hose and the water completely quit for about 5 minutes. After that it worked fine. Showers, toilets, etc work fine except for the continuouse "surging" of pressure. I do not know much about this stuff so any help will be GREATLY appreciated!!!