919.167342 only makes a click sound when trying to start

by Dennis
(Snohomish, Washington)

Model number 919167342 only makes a click sound when initially plugged in to a power source than nothing else, it does not start

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Mar 29, 2015
919.167342 only makes a click sound
by: Bill

Hi Dennis. From what you've written I surmise that your tank pressure is below the normal cut in pressure, and I think the click sound you are hearing is the points in the pressure switch pulling together so power can flow to the motor circuit.

If you are sure that the power is at the plug, and power is getting to the pressure switch (which it should be if the points are pulling in), use a multi-meter to be sure that power is getting past the switch to the start capacitor on the motor.

If it is, I would suggest that you do a capacitor check. See how to do that linked from the troubleshooting page - how to check capacitors.

Bill

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