Patrick from Armadale rang us on 9246 0111 when his submersible pump motor was not working.
We sent our specialist bore electrician, Dave.
Bore control in roof space
The Franklin Electric 1.5 kW single phase bore pump start box was in the roof space with 24 volt relay behind meter box panel. This is a very unusual place to find the bore controls as the start box contains the capacitor and overload circuits. Also unorthodox place to position the 24 volt relay that accepts the start signal from the retic controller.
Pump running but no water
The pump motor was running but only drawing 7.7amps which is more consistent with a 1.1kW not a 1.5kW submersible pump motor.
Top of submersible bore under lawn
Dave exposed the bore head which was located in the front lawn. The top of the bore was just under the lawn with the typical green lid. There was no barrel union (threaded coupling) so he drilled a small hole in the top of the PVC pipe connected to the retic system and found there was no water in it as would be normal. This could signify a check valve failed in the pump or a blown poly line that brings the bore water to the surface.
Return to pull out submersible pump
Our next step will be to winch up the pump motor to investigate further and then repair this Armadale water bore. Our submersible pump winch team is booked to return.
If you are in the Armadale area or any Perth suburb and your water bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or book your bore repair here
One of our recent jobs involved a submersible pump motor not working. We had installed the modern submersible water bore in 2005.
Dave our specialist bore electrician was the man for the job. He attended at the Mindarie home and tested the 1.5KW pump motor and it tested OK.
As you can see here it was a blown 50 MF Capacitor. He replaced for new and the customer’s water bore is up and running without too much trouble or cost.
If you live in Mindarie or the surrounding suburbs of Clarkson or Quinns Rock we have been repairing water bore in Perth’s coastal suburbs for years. If your water bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or book a bore service online
If you have a problem with a submersible bore pump in the northern suburbs we offer fast repairs.
We have been repairing water bores in the northern suburbs of Perth for nearly 20 years in suburbs like Balga, Ballajura, Mirrabooka across to Craigie, Mullaloo and Heathridge.
If you call us on 9246 0111 – we will try and identify the likely problem over the phone. You might be lucky and we get you up and running with just a few bore troubleshooting tips or we can then send the right person out to repair your modern submersible water bore.
Our electrician will provide swift diagnosis of all bore electrical problems. Tripping circuit breaker? Retic controller not working? Pump starting but no water? We work on all brands of bore pumps including Grundfos, Lowara, Davey, Onga, Sumoto, Universal and Franklin to name just a few.
Just under the lawn is often the top of a submersible bore. In this pic the green lid has been removed. As you can see the modern submersible water bores are ‘hidden’ under the surface of the lawn or garden until repairs are needed.
We repair bores in all Perth suburbs. Book a bore service here