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Bore Repair Armadale

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

We repair or replace all submersible bore pump and motor brands in Perth.

We repair or replace all brands of submersible bore pumps. Some of the more well known brands or stampings are Lowara, Grundfos, Franklin, Universal, Davey, Red Jacket, Orange, Sumoto, Arwana, Centripro, Marlow, Pioneer, Onga, B & L and Coverco.

Sometimes it is confusing when different terms are used when describing submersible pumps and some industry jargon can be understandably hard for the novice to decipher. Talking about domestic stainless steel submersible pumps in Perth we are normally referring  to  4″ pumps ( designed to fit inside a 100mm borecasing). What is collectively referred to us the pump is actually two distinct and separate parts. The electric motor ( single or 3 phase) and the wet-end (or pump) which is the series of impellors. Both these parts bolt together and are almost always brand interchangeable i.e each brand fits together with each other.

Call us on 1300 734 300 for further info or help. We repair pumps and bores all over Perth.

Is my bore pump motor covered under insurance?

If your water bore is tripping the circuit breaker when turned on then there are a variety of possible causes. One of these is a fused motor. Ring us for free over-the-phone advice or book our specialist bore electrician to attend. We can certify it as fused if this is the case.

Perth Pump/Motor Fusion and insurance cover: Many household insurance policies covering Perth homes have fusion  cover for fused electric motors (sometimes referred to as burnt out motors). This generally applies to bore pumps of both the centrifugal (old well liner style with tin lid) and the modern submersible water bores.

A common insurance definition for FUSION is “The actual burning out of an electric motor or its wiring caused by the electric current in it.” In the case of either centrifugal bore pumps or submersible bore pumps this refers to the electric motor that drives them. Various terms are used to describe the event of fusion. Some will refer to the pump motor as “burnt out” or “fused”. Some insurance policies refer to power surges. Additional insurance cover may be provided for lightning or storm damage to bore pump motors. Your bore pump motor replacement may be covered under you insurance. We have over a decade’s experience replacing fused pump motors in Perth and surrounds. Garden water bores of the modern submersible type are our specialty. we also repair commercial bores and the old well liner type. Call us on 1300 734 300. Perth metro-wide.

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