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Repair Water Bore Leeming

Mel asked us to look at the modern submersible water bore at his son’s house south of the river in Leeming.

Top of water bore in Leeming
Leeming submersible water bore

We sent our specialist bore electrician Dave to do a range of tests to work out the problem. He tested the single phase two wire submersible motor and found it was fused. The motor start winding is damaged by rupture of internal capacitor.

In some cases a fused motor can be claimed on the householders insurance.

Repair water bore Leeming

Our service teams will return to replace the motor so the householders bore and reticulation will be up and running.

If your modern submersible water bore needs repair south of the river call us on 9246 0111 or we will ring you about your bore repair

Bore Not Starting Tapping

Mark from Tapping phoned us on 9246 0111 to say his bore was not working.

We sent our specialist bore electrician Dave to test the single phase two wire motor which tested OK. Good news!

Borehead of Tapping water bore
Top of Tapping water bore

He found the 24 volt relay was faulty and replaced it for new. All is working again on 3 stations with all readings OK.

Tapping water bore repaired
Tests OK after relay replaced

If you live in the Tapping area or the surrounding suburbs of Wanneroo, Banksia Grove or Joondallup and your modern submersible water bore or old well is not working and needs repair call us on 9246 0111

FYI (source Wikipedia)

Tapping is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Wanneroo. It came into being in the early 1990s as a subdivision of Wanneroo, originally as part of the Carramar estate. Tapping was chosen as the suburb name in honour of an early settler family in the Wanneroo area. Mr William Tapping arrived in 1886 and Molly and Dolly Tapping were long time Postmistresses in Wanneroo. The name for the suburb was approved in 1997.

Repair Old Well Queens Park

Dave our specialist bore electrician attended a job in Queens Park where it was reported the centrifugal pump for an old well wasn’t working.

The single phase Davey Boremaster tested OK so he replaced the 30 mf capacitor for new and the water bore is working again.

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However he did note on his report that there were distinct mechanical sounds and he was not sure how long the pump would last before it fails mechanically.

If your old well water bore needs repair and you are in Queens Park or the surrounding areas of Welshpool, Cannington or Bentley call us on 9246 0111 or check out our website

Repair Well Noranda

One of our jobs this week was from a customer in Noranda whose tripping centrifugal pump motor needed repair.

We sent Dave our specialist bore electrician who tested the single phase Lowara pump motor. It tested OK.

Pump motor of old well in Noranda
Noranda Lowara centrifugal pump motor

On further investtigation he found the 50mF capacitor was faulty so replaced it with a new 45mF capacitor. He replaced the 9V battery for new in the controller.

Why is it important to replace the 9V battery in the reticulation controller?

Retic controllers have batteries to preserve the memory that has been programmed in the event of a mains power fail.

The battery is normally only 9 volts and does not have the power to operate solenoid valves or pump start relays. Solenoid valves and most other irrigation devices operate on 24 volts. Most retic controllers are 240 volt mains powered with a transformer that steps down to 24 volt to operate the individual irrigation devices. It may seem like a minor inconvenience if you have a flat 9 volt battery in your controller as at first glance one would think it is not a big issue if you lose mains power and the controller has to be reprogrammed.

BUT it can have nasty consequences if the controller operates a bore.

If mains power is lost to quite a few brands of reticulation controllers and there is no back up battery then when mains power is restored the controller resets all programming to factory default which is often 10 minutes per station per day. This may then turn the bore on to stations that don’t exist and the pump runs with nowhere for the water to go. This can damage the pump or pipe work of the bore.

Old Style Well in Noranda is repaired

Dave reprogrammed the controller for the customer for their watering days of Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The Noranda customer’s old style well is repaired and they have water.

If you live in Noranda or the surrounding areas of Morley or Dianella and your old bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or learn more here

Repair Water Bore Mindarie

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

Water Bore Repair Electrical

Often we get called to bore pump problems where customers have been told by someone, even by electricians, that the problem “must be the pump” and it needs replacing.

There can be a vast number of reasons why your water bore is not working. If you call on 9246 0111 we will talk you through the problem over the phone. We will then send the correct person to diagnose/fix your water bore.

If we think it is an electrical problem we will send one of our specialist bore electricians.

Electrical problem with domestic water bore Perth
Our specialist electrician fixing water bore

It can be hard for the inexperienced to diagnose bore pump faults particularly with submersible pumps. Often though we find on closer examination it is a control equipment or wiring issue. Our specialist bore electrician tracks down faults and repairs bores, retic and pumps on a daily basis. We have the correct diagnostic equipment and years of experience so we will save you time and money.

If your water bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or BOOK A BORE SERVICE HERE

Burnt Plastic in Bore Box

Our bore electrician Dave attended a bore service job in East Fremantle to repair a  water bore reported electrically failing.

The water bore is approximately 50 metres deep with a 1.5 kw Sumoto submersible motor. Dave reported the motor tested OK.

East Fremantle burnt out capacitor
Burnt capacitor in start box

However, the start capacitor in the bore start box was completely blown and part of the start box was melted. So Dave replaced 50MF capacitor for new. He then ran the bore and retic and tested and it was all working OK. Note the ruptured start capacitor. The grey ” gunk” oozing out is typical when a capacitor swells and bursts. This one had burnt and blown more than we normally see. Our customers had smelt the burnt odour walking past the bore control box.

If we can help you with a broken water bore in the East Fremantle, Bicton, Palmyra or surrounds call 9246 0111 or book a bore service online.

Fix bore Greenwood

David from Greenwood phoned us on 9246 0111 last week. We have installed and repaired many modern submersible water bores in the Greenwood, Madeley, Marangaroo and Warwick areas. His submersible pump motor was tripping.

We will talk your problems through on the phone and send the right tradesman so we can fix your modern submersible bore quickly and economically.

In this case we sent Dave our specialist water bore electrician. He has worked on literally thousands of water bores across the Perth metro area.

Greenwood water bore needs repair
Faulty water bore Greenwood

The customer’s  2 wire submersible motor was completely seized, when running it was drawing over 42 amps. It was a totally manual operation with plugs into an adjacent water proof power point which is fed by its’s own circuit breaker/RCD in meter box. All the other bore electrics tested OK.

Modern submersible water bore repaired
Greenwood water bore repair

So we returned to fit new barrel union, new cable down hole and new submersible pump wet-end.

David from Greenwood’s bore and retic are now ready for summer. How about you?

Call Troy on 9246 0111 or book a bore service HERE

 

Burnt Capacitor in Bore Start Box

At this Ellenbrook job our specialist water bore electrician Dave found that the capacitor in the bore start box had ruptured. The client had called us on 9246 0111 when their water bore stopped working.

When our Ellenbrook client reported their bore wasn’t working we talked to them on the phone and asked a few questions to determine who was the best person to send.

As you will see pictured the start box cover was damaged by the burnt out capacitor. After we replaced the capacitor and start box we tested the motor electrically and all was OK. Our electrician carries a meggar tester specifically to send a signal down to the submersible pump motor and back up again to test it against known benchmarks.

Start Box has badly ruptured capacitor that needs replacing
Badly ruptured capacitor in submersible bore start box.

We have been in the bore drilling and repair business for nearly 20 years and will promptly diagnose bore faults and will repair in an economical and timely fashion. We carry the majority of spare bore and pump parts onboard.

Water bore and reticulation service
Water bore and retic service & repair

We provide a fast local bore and reticulation repair service to Ellenbrook, The Vines, Aveley, Brabham and all throughout the Swan Valley.

If you need your water bore or retic repaired call us on 9246 0111 or learn more HERE

Thanks for contacting us.

Bore Pump Repair Nedlands

Today we replaced a two wire bore pump motor for a customer in Nedlands after they phoned  our service line 9246 0111. Their modern submersible water bore was not working.

Our specialist bore electrician inspected the junction box at the top of the submersible bore which contained the two wire pump motor in Nedlands and diagnosed a ruptured internal capacitor.

Water bore needs repair in Nedlands
Our bore electrician tested this submersible pump at the borehead junction and diagnosed a ruptured internal capacitor in the two wire motor deep down this Nedlands bore.

We have now replaced the submersible bore pump motor and all is working again.

We are very experienced in Perth’s western suburbs having been in the water boring  business for nearly 20 years. We have installed and repaired many water bores in the Nedlands area and surrounding suburbs of Claremont, Dalkeith and Cottesloe. Because we work locally we can solve all your bore and reticulation problems FAST!

Water bore and reticulation service
Water bore and reticulation repairs Nedlands-Dalkeith-Claremont

If you need your water bore or reticulation repairs call us on 9246 0111. Phone 7 days a week or book a bore service online HERE

We always appreciate your business.