04-23-2014 8:26 AM
My house has a well with a variable speed pump. It has a very small pressure tank, so when I flush the toilet the pump runs I then get the 771/775 errors. The location of the control box for the pump is below my wiring closet for the house. Each bedroom in the house has about 6 cables, plus those in the living room and a few connectors outside it has somewhere around 70 cables in the wiring closet that run over the top of the pump control unit. I have moved the power plug for direct TV to my battery backup system for my phone, that did not correct the problem.
Any recommendations about what I can do to stop the 771 / 775.
04-23-2014 8:28 AM
This symptom points to a problem with your home's electrical system, most likely a defective or inadequate grounding. If isolating the DirecTV equipment with a UPS doesn't help, then you really should have your home's electrical system checked. Verify that the dish is properly grounded to your home's electrical system.
04-23-2014 1:05 PM
You can get a basic voltage tester from any hardware store.when the
Pump is running check the voltage
In those outlets if they are dropping
Too much voltage do to the well pump
That could be causing the 21v power inserter to not work as it should causing 775/771
04-23-2014 5:11 PM
A basic "voltage tester" won't help diagnose an open ground or reversed ground/neutral. Best to call a qualified electrician to verify the house wiring and dish grounding.
04-23-2014 5:18 PM
I plug what I believe is the swm into my ups/battery backup. I then disconnected the ups from the power so the swm was using the battery backup, no connection to the house power. I ran the water and I received the errors again.
Could the 220 for the well be generating some sort of electrical field that is interfering with the cable.
04-23-2014 5:20 PM
Absolutely. Especially if the dish and incoming coax aren't properly grounded. These can be very very tricky issues to diagnose. Hopefully you have lots of patience if you don't want to call in a pro.
04-23-2014 5:30 PM
They sell a simple tester at any hardware store that you plug into
Any outlet that will blatantly tell
You if you have a hot nuetural reverse
Open ground or correct.
Any how if you follow the simple instructions I listed you cab trouble
Shoot that for say about 15$
I think the pump is pulling to many amps from the service panel.Its probably wired on the same leg.
Try running an extension cord to another outlet on a different breaker
04-24-2014 2:58 PM
Experiment 2: I ran an extension cord from the genie to the UPS, the swm is already connected to the UPS. It ran with no problem. I disconnected the power it ran with no problem. I flushed the toilet got the 771 and 775.
Still pointing to something in the cable/cable path related to the 220 pump control panel.
04-24-2014 3:10 PM
Where is the dish is it in the ground next to the pump or a great deal away
Also are you flushing with both Swm
And genie in ups
04-24-2014 3:16 PM
The dish is on the roof, cable runs down the side of the house into a hole in the foundation.
Both Swm and Genie are on the ups right now.
04-24-2014 3:56 PM
The pump control unit is 18ft from where the hole is drilled in the foundation. The control unit is right below my wiring closet where all my directv/cat6/rg cables converge for the whole house. There is a power cable for the pump well head that comes out of the control unit that is stapled (i believe the joist).
04-24-2014 4:52 PM
This weekend I will buy 2 x RG6 cables w/caps 50' to go outside the house into the utility room into the wiring closet.
From the dish on the roof there are two connectors on the rg6 just before it goes through the foundation, I will redirect to my rg6.
This should be an easy test of the system. Am I looking at any possible gotchas.
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