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This happened to our 7 year old pump. It kept blowing the CB. Pulled it up, it had no spacers, and no Torque arrester, and down by the pump the wire had been rubbed thru by the start-up torque on the side of the casing.
I installed all new EVERYTHING, since it was 185ft drop. Did it myself to make sure it was done right. And don't use electrical tape to hold the wire to the pipe. Use Wire ties.
coalkirk wrote:Many times the problem he describes is damage to the wiring down in the well. Everytime that pump kicks on the torque twists the wiring and can cause it to wear away insulation and short out on the casing.
Yes and before returning the pipe back down in the casing,go to the plumbing supply and get those rings to keep the pipe and wiring from scraping the side of the casing