Submersible Pump Problems: Little or No Water Delivered


Bore pumps are essential for various uses around your farm, including watering livestock and supplying water to your agricultural fields for your irrigation needs, among other purposes. When your farm depends on your well or borehole for water, you have the responsibility to resolve any problems arising in the pumps as well as the entire water system. This means that you have to look for possible signs of problems in your pumps. Whereas there are several areas on your well that could develop issues, submersible pumps are among the major components of your water system.

Certain problems are associated with these pumps, so you need appropriate troubleshooting techniques to identify and find solutions for them. Therefore, if your pump delivers little or no water at all, you can notice from the following:

Air Lock

Air locks can prevent smooth flow of water in your pump, leading to low delivery of water, or in other cases, no water at all. To handle this issue, you need to start and stop your pump repeatedly, and this may get it working again.

Low Water Levels

The production of water in your well could be too low, leading to reduced levels of water delivered. If this is the case, you need to the limit the output of water from your pump. You can do this by closing the output valve to allow your well to recover. Alternatively, you can close the valve partially and monitor the amount of water delivered. If the problem is corrected, then you will have to leave the valve in its new position. 

Leaks in the Drop Pipe

If there are leaks in your drop pipe, you need to lift it up and inspect for any leaks. If there's little water flowing in the pump, you can easily identify these leaks by leaving the water running and identifying the leaking points. If this is the problem, you should replace the damaged or leaking parts.

Jammed Check Valves

Inspect the connection of the drop pipe to the submersible pump outlet. Sometimes the threaded parts of these pipes could be screwed in too far. This can jam the check valve -- a one-way valve that allows water to flow through in only one direction -- at this point, hindering the flow of water or reducing the amount that is passing.

Nonetheless, you may not exactly know how far too far is. For this reason, loosen your drop pipe to free the check valve of your submersible pump. Wait for a while, and check the flow of water. If the amount of water output returns to normal, then this was the problem.

If you continue to have issues, consider having a professional come out and inspect your bores


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