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Well pumps have a pressure operated switch that turns the pump on at low pressure (maybe 20 psi) and off at high pressure (maybe 60 psi) The tank that stores the well water and supplies the appliances with water when the pump is off has a bladder inside it that needs to be charged with air (assuming a newer tank) check the tank for a "tire" valve with a recommeded pressure to charge the tank with (usually a stick on tag). Use a tire pressure gauge to check the bladder pressure. To do this shut off the pump. Run water until it stops from a faucet. Check and correct the pressure. Restart pump. Making sure the pump tank is properly set up will probably help your pressure problems.

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