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Old 12-07-2010, 12:27 AM   #1
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Basement Outlet by sump pump stopped working


About 6 months ago I noticed my sump wasn't on in my basement.
I plugged it in to another outlet across the room and it worked fine. The outlet it was plugged into just stopped working.
My house is 100 years old too. It doesn't seem like a fuse has blown.
What could this mean? Am I in harm's way? What should be done?

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Old 12-07-2010, 05:58 AM   #2
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Could be loose wires, bad contacts in the outlet, fuse not making good contact in the fuse box, etc. If you still have a fuse panel, it should be updated to breakers.

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Old 12-07-2010, 06:34 AM   #3
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Is the outlet GFCI protected upstream?
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:36 AM   #4
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Is the pump on a GFCI circuit? Plug a lamp or something in to the outlet and try to find out why there's no juice, unless you have a tester use that.
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