Re: Voltage Drop?
I believe most submersible pumps have capacitors. If the pump is a "two wire" pump (red & black plus green ground going down the well) the capacitor will be on the pump motor; the pump must be pulled for repair.
Originally Posted by keith3267
If it's a "three wire" pump (red, black, & yellow plus green), then there will be a control box above ground that contains the capacitor. Pulling the pump is not necessary for capacitor replacement.
If you do have to have the pump pulled, the labor in doing that is so great you are money ahead to simply replace the pump at that time so you don't have to pay even more labor so soon down the road when the pump ultimately fails.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.