Howdy, My well pump failed recently. While the wellguy was pulling the old one he felt a tad of resistance at 235' but the pump came on out ok. When he went to dropping the new one in it encounterd an obstruction at the same depth and would not go down. We gave it a breather over the weekend then he returned today with an attachment for the end of the pump that he hoped would align what he thinks is probably detached and mis-aligned sections of the 4" pvc liner. Didn't work. The theories are: 1) the pvc joint at that spot has detached and is creating a blockage. 2) there has been a collapse of the well wall at that point which has constricted the pipe. 3) the good jolt of an earthquake we had last year might have busted something down there. Options are: 1) Pulling the 400' of pvc liner and reinstalling - possibly $2000.00 with a high risk (according to my wellguy) that the disturbance of pulling the liner might cause the existing hole to collapse/slough or continue to collapse/slough. A roll of the dice in other words. 2) Drill a new well close but not too close to the existing hole. $10~12,000.00 dollars and a sure thing. Either of these options will be a major financial hit for us. Option 2 will require a loan. Anyone ever had experience pulling a liner and reinstalling successfully? $2000.00 is obviously more attractive than $10~12,000.00 but if I'm throwing that money away I'm just digging myself deeper in the hole. So to speak. Original (somewhat dubious) well log shows brown shale and pea gravel at this depth. The existing well was not dug by my current wellguy - who I think is honest, by the way. Any suggestions or advice would be very welcome. Thanx. High and dry.