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 Water pressure tank short cycling.
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Posted - May 28 2011 :  5:15:46 PM  Show Profile Send venis7250 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I need some serious help, for I have little knowledge of this system, I have a Pro-Source Steel Pressure Tank, Model PS42T-T02, do not know the gallon side, but it is short cycling, which I know is not good. When it is not working it is a 40, when it is running it goes to 50. What do I need to check for and how do I stop it from short cycling and burning up the motor?

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Posted - May 29 2011 :  7:54:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit lkoops's Homepage Send lkoops a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sounds like your tank's bladder is shot you need to replace the tank. You can try to pump some air into it but its only a bandaid. Shut off electric to pump, drain as much water as you can out of the tank leave the faucet open while pumping air in the tank. Sometimes you can blow out the remaining water out of the tank. Your empty tank should be precharged to 2 psi.less than the cut in of your switch. (If your switch kicks on @ 30psi. you need 28lbs of air in your empty tank. When replacing your tank use a Well-x-trol or steel Flexcon tank all others are prone to early bladder failure.
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Posted - May 29 2011 :  9:21:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit ROOT's Homepage Send ROOT a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It takes a while to get that water back through the small orifice of a leaking bladder and I think it would be easier under pressure. We have bought time to save for a new tank by adding air to the waterlogged tank. I wish I could get a more reliable tank, it seems none of the bladder tanks last long, were my old house had a big galvanized bladder-less tank that required a bit of maintenance but never needed to be replaced in 30 years.
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Posted - May 30 2011 :  02:15:19 AM  Show Profile Send justwater a Private Message  Reply with Quote
koops gave great instructions. read the sticky on failed bladders if u get a little confused.
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