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We have recently had to replace our foot valve pressure switch and now pressure gauge.

What would cause the pressure gauge read 0 when the pump is running and 28 when off? It it won’t shut off by itself. We have to manually shut off the switch. The reading definitely makes no sense. Pressure switch and gauge are both brand new.

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  • What is the reading? The gauge reads pressure, the foot valve keeps water from flowing back into the well. Your switch may have been fine but with the info you provide we know nothing and neither do you! – Ed Beal Nov 12 '19 at 1:53
  • Could you provide a photo , it almost sounds like a vacuum system , where is the pressure gauge located? – Ed Beal Nov 12 '19 at 14:51
  • Is this a jet pump? – Ed Beal Nov 12 '19 at 18:19
  • Pressure gauge on what? What pump? Air or water? Who installed these new items without verifying performance? – Carl Witthoft Nov 12 '19 at 19:01
  • Since the op has not answered any of the questions I vote to close. – Ed Beal Nov 13 '19 at 16:19

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