A quality pump is vital for any well water system installation, ensuring that you have a steady, reliable flow of water from the surrounding water table to your house. Like any other mechanical system, however, centrifugal well pumps can experience a wide variety of maintenance issues. Here are some of the most common problems you might encounter.
What Are Some Common Centrifugal Pump Water System Installation Issues?
1. Low Flow Rate
Low water flow is a common issue for both homes and job sites, but it is often preventable if accounted for in the well planning stages.
To ensure an adequate flow, the pump should be installed within 20 feet of the primary water source. Pump capacity should match the well flow capacity. Otherwise, they will use water too quickly. Other common issues include suction piping or foot valves that are too small, which can limit water flow.
2. Motor Overload
If the motor gets overloaded, it will shut off to prevent further damage to the system. Once again, proper care at installation will typically prevent most of these problems. Technicians should ensure that proper wire sizes are used, and that all electrical connections are installed tightly.
Centrifugal pump motors can also experience problems if the impeller gets clogged or is spinning in the opposite direction that it should. The impeller may need to be dismantled or replaced entirely to address these problems.
3. Excessive Vibration
Impeller damage or damage to the motor bearings can cause the centrifugal pump to experience excessive vibration, or run much louder than it should. The damaged parts will need to be replaced.
Other contributors to this problem include when debris gets caught in the pump, or when the mounting plate needs additional reinforcement.
If you need help with a water system installation, contact Luisier Drilling. Serving the Oconto Falls, WI, area since 1936, their wells come with a 10-year guarantee, and their staff is even available 24/7 to help with emergency situations regarding your well or water supply. To learn more about their water well drilling services, visit them online or call (920) 848-5239.