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 No water after vacation turn off
Author: brownie (CO)

We were away for a month and turned the water off. Our son went home yesterday, turned the water valve on, but is getting no water to any faucets, toilets, etc. He checked again today and still no water. We have a well. Help?

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 Re: No water after vacation turn off
Author: stuckinlodi (MO)

Circuit breaker on well pump tripped to off position? Are you sure he is turning on the correct valve? Has your well pump ever lost its "prime" after being off for that long? Sometimes a foot valve can be a little leaky, things are ok as long as you use it regularly but when not used for a month all the water leaks back into the well and the pump can't get water moving up again. Is this a surface pump or submersible?

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 Re: No water after vacation turn off
Author: m & m (MD)

It could be as simple as a low water cut-off switch that has "tripped".

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 Re: No water after vacation turn off :-)
Author: brownie (CO)

Thanks, will have a friend who's looking in on the house check. Appreciate your advice!

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 Re: No water after vacation turn off
Author: brownie (CO)

Thanks, I'll have a friend check that. My son gave up and went back to school!

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