Perth water bore repair

Troubleshooting Guide Water Bore not working Perth

If the pump is not starting at all

  • check the fuse or circuit breaker that should be in your meter box and labelled “bore” or “pump”
  • if it is 3 phase reset the  415-440v D.O.L ( Direct Online Starter)

3 phase DOL Bore starter

  • if it is single phase there is most likely a separate 240v start box with a reset/over-ride switch, check that.
  • if it is operated from a reticulation controller check that that has 240v power going to it. Just because the reticulation controller has a display does not mean it has 240v power. Remove the 9v back up battery and confirm there is still a display.
  • can you hear the 24 v relay clicking in or the contactor making a clunking sound when you start the retic controller? Starting the reticulation controller sends a 24v signal to a relay or contactor which turns on the “mains” power to the bore pump.
  • if all the above seems OK and it is a submersible pump, perhaps the motor is starting and you can’t hear it and another related water delivery problem exists. Does your electricity meter speed up when you start the pump? You can check this if it is the old spinning disc style.
  •  if it is a centrifugal pump in a well have you checked the isolation switch normally located in the top well liner?
  •  have you had electrical work recently done at your house?

Call  us on 9246 0111 if none of the above helped. We may be able to help further on the phone or we will send our mobile bore service teams to any Perth suburb or read more on our main website

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