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Why does water suddenly stop running then start again after a couple minutes?


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July 30, 2007 8:22PM

I will have to make a couple of assumptions to answer.
1. you have your own well
2. you have a drilled well or a sand point.
If these are true your problem may be a cogged or faulty pressure switch.
A pressure switch turns the pump on and off according to the pressure in your system . If the pressure switch is partially clogged the switch may read a false pressure and not turn the pump on. the result is no water . as the pressure slowly seeps through the clog the switch turns the pump on and water starts to run. Without more info this is the best answer I can come up with.