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    need help please

    I changed bladder tank and pressure switch last Nov.and am still having problems.The tank is 30 gal.and pressure switch is American Standard brand.When using water inside house from shower,washer,etc.water will stop completely all at once and I will have to climb out of shower and go outside to manually start pump with lever on side.This happens very often,sometimes every two or three days,sometimes once or twice a month.Well is 96 feet deep with water standing from 24 feet on down.Pump is 10 yrs. old.Pressure switch is set on 30/50 and kicks on and shuts off normally at times and when done with lever.Tank had 32# air before installation and I let out air to 28# as I see you recommend.It worked great for 2 months before starting to lost pressure at most inconvenient times.I'm at my limit of expertise.Would high pressure switch help or is bladder air the problem?Or pump?

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    I have never heard of an American Standard Pressure Switch, but nevertheless, you have a low pressure cut off switch. It is designed to shut the Pump off when the pressure gets several pounds below the cut in pressure. So your Pump/Well or both are not keeping up with usage and the pressure is dropping too low.

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    Tbhanks Bob,for your info.I could be wrong about the switch brand but it is an American made product,as the first switch I bought was Chinese made (really) and it wouldn't work at all.I tend to think that it's my pump based on your info,as there's plenty of water in the well,17 gal.a minute coming into well.I guess 10 years is about what a pump will last anymore.I'll probably have it checked to make sure.I appreciate this forum very much as I feel I have learned a lot just by reading the posts of others and those that share their knowledge with those of us that need help.

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    Actually 7 years is closer to the average life of a submersible pump. That doesn't mean they can't last longer or die quicker, but that's a good average.

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