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Water pump issue

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  • 22-04-2010 11:55am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,817 ✭✭✭


    I live in an apartment and usually after using water, a tap, flushing the toilet etc, the water pump kicks in for about a minute or so then stops. That's how it normally works. Recently though, it starts, goes for about 3-5 seconds then stops very abruptly. This happens every minute or so for a long time. Does anybody know what the issue might be here.

    I think this used to happen intermittently in the past, but if I lifted the cistern lid and pressed down on something, it kicked off the normal process, thats not really working now.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭asharkman


    You figure out a solution to this OP?

    I have a pump that's behaving kind of erratic too, usually it just runs when we're having a shower. But lately it's been going off for 2/3 seconds every few hours.
    Checked that none of the hot taps are dripping.

    Anyone got any ideas?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,262 ✭✭✭✭Joey the lips


    have you recently instlled an new appliences


  • Registered Users Posts: 535 ✭✭✭woodsdenis


    asharkman wrote: »
    You figure out a solution to this OP?

    I have a pump that's behaving kind of erratic too, usually it just runs when we're having a shower. But lately it's been going off for 2/3 seconds every few hours.
    Checked that none of the hot taps are dripping.

    Anyone got any ideas?

    I have same issue and just found this thread. My pump is a Stuart Monsoon N1.5 twin export. Worst thing scenario is there is a leak. I am pretty sure that is not the case. Live in an apartment and would have noticed by now.

    Probable cause "from their website"

    Leak in system.
    Low pre-charge pressure in
    pressure vessel.
    Debris under non-return
    valve sealing face

    Solution
    Check tap washers, w/c valve washers, pipe joints.
    Check pre-charge pressure in pressure vessel
    (see maintenance section).
    Run at full flow to try and flush away debris or remove,
    clean or replace non-return valve.

    If you have this pump there is a lot of info on their website.

    http://www.stuart-turner.co.uk/products/monsoon/s15-bar-twin

    Hope this helps


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