I'm thinking that my residential well pump has gone bad but I'm looking for some confirmation. I've read a ton of posts about similar issues but really can't put my finger on it as a definite. I bought my house about 3 years ago. The well and equipment were all installed (new well drilled) brand new about 6 months prior and had never been used (house had been empty about 4 years before that, no clue why they moved the well). Today my washer gets a No Flow error and lo and behold there's no water in the faucet either. I check the water "stuff" in the basement. My setup is a well control box and a "pump protector" connected to a pressure valve at the foot of the tank. When I reset the protector or toggle the breaker the system kicks in and pumps for about 10 seconds then the pump protector shuts it all down. Here is the hardware: Coyote Pump Protector Franklin Electric Pump Control box Presumably a Franklin Electric pump but I can find no documentation on what pump is installed Here are 'specs' handwritten on the pump control box in sharpie: "Pump set at 580' " "1 1/2 HP" "7 GPM" "1" Rigid" Here are the behaviors: Pump only pumps up to about 40 psi before pump protector shut down. Resetting and continuing to pump more seems to only move psi needle slightly before shutting down again. If I hook up a hose to the drain line and turn on the pump (drain into sump pit) then pump will happily keep on pumping without shutdown, presumably because there's no pressure buildup. The pressure valve on the tank stays in the on position because hi-pressure has not been attained (about 60 psi) I have put a multi meter on the power and these #s are what I get: Pulls a consistent 235 volts Pulls about 14 or 15 amps before suddenly jumping to 17. This is where the protector kills the power immediately. I do not believe that anything is caught in the pump because it pumps as long as pressure is low. So I'm really looking for someone who knows much better than I and might lead me in the right direction if my assessment of a bad pump isn't accurate. EDIT: Noting that we've had about 6" of rain above normal for this month and above normal rainfall all year long so I'm confident the well is not lacking any water.