Saturday my father and I replaced our well pump as it had gone bad earlier in the week as well as the pressure switch. Today we lost water again. We have a 3/4 hp well pump as well as a 40/60 pressure switch. For some reason the pressure won't go above 40 psi. Any ideas on what could be the issue and what a solution might be? Thanks in advance.

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    Pipe leaking or low water level in the well.
    – crip659
    Jul 10, 2023 at 23:35
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    Or bad pressure switch. Jul 11, 2023 at 0:22

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how did you know the pump and pressure switch "went bad". Most likely is that the production amount of the well took a turn for the worse and the pump was "sucking air" . Solution: Get a well guy out there with measuring electrodes to determine the static water level (IE w/o the pump running) and then then the water level after it's been running for a while. Then compare to the depth of the pump and figure out if the well production isn't good enough. 2 fixes: install depth measuring equipment to turn off the pump when the water level gets too low or reduce the size of the pump to match the capacity of the well.

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