The pressure switch automatically senses any variability in pressure and is commonly used in a good pump.
Adjusting the standard pressure switch or resetting it often becomes necessary to ensure the safety of both the switch and you.
It may be the case that your pressure switch starts tripping, so you need to reset its cut-in settings or need it to operate on a certain pressure.
No matter what the reason is, this article will provide you with a step to step guide on how to reset the pressure switch on the good pump.
When To Reset The Pressure Switch On The Good Pump?
- You can reset the pressure switch if the preset range of the surface pump does not provide satisfactory pressure of water when it reaches home
- If your faucets or shower doesn’t have sufficient pressure, resetting the pressure switch may be a good idea.
- In case you need a higher pressure setting for your sprinkler or irrigation system
How To Reset Pressure Switch On Well Pump?
Always remember and be sure that you have turned off the breaker or disconnect the power going to the switch or to the pump.
After removing the cover of the pressure switch, you will be able to find the factory preset settings inside the cover or on the box of the pump.
For example, if the preset settings say 30 psi cut in and 50 psi cut off, this particularly means that the pump will turn on at 30 psi and off at 50 psi.
Remember, the presets will vary depending on what kind of pump you have.
To increase, lower, or reset the cut on or cut off pressure, turn the nut present on the top of the large center spring, which can be located easily on the forefront of the switch.
Remember that every full rotation will increase or decrease the pressure range by 2-3 psi.
For raising both the cut on and cut-off pressure, all you have to do is turn the nut clockwise. What this will do is raise both the pressures, so if your pressure switch were set at 30/50, it would rise to 40/60.
In order to raise both the cut on and cut-off pressure, all you have to do is turn the nut counterclockwise.
This will essentially lower both the pressures, so if your pressure switch were set at 40/60, it would go down to 30/50.
To adjust the differential which affects the high-end pressure, you need to tighten the adjoining smaller nut.
This step can be skipped unless you want to reset your pressure settings for a specific application and only need to adjust the high pressure or the shut-off.
I hope you found this step-to-step guide helpful.
Remember, if you are facing any problems or think the process is too tricky for you to handle, don’t hesitate to take expert advice.