My shallow well pump wil run for about 2 minutes then it shuts shuts down. The pressure switch contacts are still closed but the power is shut down b the motor. The elec. recepticl is fine.

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03 Jul, 2015

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The internal clixon on the motor is opening due to high current and high heat. This condition can be caused by either some of the windings being shorted to each other with the result that the motor is using too much current as the internal resistance drops. OR, if something is blocking the flow of water to the motor and it is not circulating rated water output, the motor can also overheat since the cold water also serves as a cooling mechanism.
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