How to Reset Well Pump Pressure Switch Without Lever

If you’re having problems with the water pressure in your house, and what’s worse the lever is not working. Don’t panic! I have a step-by-step guide that will help reset your well pump pressure switch.

When a problem with your pump pressure switch occurs and the water pressure gets out of hand, you can always try the lever that will release water all at once. However, if the lever is not working, grab your tools and follow these easy guides to solve the problem:

Check if the Power is On

The pump’s power needs to be on to enable the water pump reset the button. Also, you’ll need to check if the double-pole circuit breaker of the well is tripping or not.

Tripping circuits may be an indication that there is something wrong with the pump and not the switch. In these cases, you’ll need to call a professional for a thorough search of the equipment.

Pressure Switch needs to be checked

Near the pressure tank, you’ll find the pressure switch. This is the indicator that will tell you if the pressure has dropped to a point where the tank needs more. In those cases, the switch is what powers up the pump. To check if the switch is bad, do the following:

  1. Use a screwdriver to remove the cover, this is necessary to jar the electric contacts.
  2. You’ll need to verify if there’s any spark. If not, you can reset the switch instantly.
  3.  If you see a spark on the switch, it means that it’s damaged and you’ll need to replace it.  

Several online tutorials will guide you through the process if you want to do the installation of the replacement yourself.

Replace the Pump Controller

If the pump controller needs replacing, here’s what you’ll need to do to change it:

  1. Disconnect the pump cover by removing the screw at the bottom.
  2. Once you have a replacement part, put on the new cover over the old box. There is no need to rewire if you bought the same brand. Otherwise, you’ll need to rewire it.
  3. When you start the pump, you’ll see the switch is done with the reset.

Hire a professional

This guide will help you reset your well pump pressure switch without a lever, but if none of these things work, hire a professional. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can do more damage than good to the equipment and you don’t want that to happen.

For example, if the controller is installed inside the pump, you’ll want a professional to handle the replacement. If, on the other hand, the controller is reachable but none of my previous recommendations worked, you can always trust a professional. He will know how to do a thorough check of the equipment and tell you exactly what’s wrong with it.

Leave us in the comment section how your repairing venture went, and which of the possible solutions did the trick.

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