How you can troubleshoot your submersible water pump

submersible water pump

When your submersible pump stops working, don’t just rush to call the technician for repairs. There are still some troubleshooting you can do yourself and save some costs.

Your submersible water pump should come fitted with a control box. Inside the control box is fitted a circuit breaker and capacitor.

control box of submersible water pump

The first thing you can do yourself if your pump doesn’t work is to open up its control box and check if the capacitor isn’t blown. In most cases this is usually the case. If it applies to you just replace the capacitor with  an original one of the same type.

Sometimes it might be the circuit breaker that is faulty, you can replace that yourself too as well. 

If it’s not possible to change only the faulty capacitor or circuit breaker, just change the whole control box.

If after changing the control box, the pump still doesn’t work or trips off after a while, then the  problem might be with the pump itself. Get a technician to service it. 

If the coil of the water pump has burnt, then it is advisable to buy a new one rather than repairing it.

How You Can Repair Your Faulty Electrical Appliance Yourself

Repair tools

I don’t advise that you fix your faulty electrical appliance yourself if you are not a professional at it. However if you still want to fix it yourself, follow the guidelines stated below.

  1. Consult your warranty if it still remains in force or valid. You will render your warranty void if you attempt repairs yourself unless you don’t mind.
  2. First try a simple solution to see if it would fix the problem before going complex.
  3. Take safety precautions before you begin working in the appliance. Cut off electricity or water or both to the appliance before working on it.
  4. Be systemic, understand how the system works and how the individual parts work. Identify those parts that are working well and those that don’t. Work on the parts that don’t work. Read all the repair instructions if any.Take a good look of how the individual parts are arranged and coupled together.
  5. Make sure you have the correct tools to open up and repair the appliance.
  6. Know your limitations. If you feel you cannot undertake the repair yourself then call the manufacturer or a qualified service personnel.