We have a Goulds ITT Jet+ Jet Pump pumping from a shallow well.
The pump was always working fine until today when I replaced the previous hose going into the well with a new one and a new 1" galvanized steel adapter.
Now, the pump keeps switching on and off rapidly at the end of its cycle. I turned it off.
Since nothing has changed at all on the circuit except the hose and the fact that now that hose is going into a storage tank (drought around here),
I think that when I unscrewed the old and quite rusty galv. fitting, some piece of debris has fallen inside the pump. Seems like the only possible explanation?
How can I clean it out, the manual indicates a "nozzle clean-out plug" in the middle of the pump front housing, but unscrewing it just revealed a recess in the metal, with nothing behind it? There are two of those "plugs" but there is nothing behind them at all?
One smaller plug on top that spewed water out when I unscrewed it. Screwed it back.
Should I open the pump up to clean the debris?