short cycle on system

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    • #280132
      segal

      I have a well system. The pump is a red lion. the pressure tank is a bladder less tank

      here is what is going on.

      the system short cycles constantly when I run the water. if I keep running it I lose water totally and have to shut the pump off as it gets hot.
      after 15 minutes or so I turn the power on again to the pump and it runs until I get pressure again
      the pressure drops while cycling but as soon as the pump stops it returns to almost 40 lbs.
      I do not hear any water trickling at the tank while this all is going on or after I shut the pump off.
      I have tried bleeding the air off and recharging the system but it starts to short cycle again with in hours.

      could it be the pressure regulator?
      I don’t think it is the pump as its only 3 years old.
      I also don’t think its the tank as if I don’t run the water it wont kick in like it has a leak.
      my gut says its the pressure regulator?
      thanks

    • #302350
      kwittet

      more detailed information
      the pump kicks in at 30 and kicks out at 45
      I hear water trickling away from the tank

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