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Old 12-28-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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I have a septic system that pumps uphill.The pump has stopped working.It has its own panel box in the the basement.There are 2 sets of breakers and 2 sets of 1 amp glass auto like fuses .1 set is marked control and the other set is marked alarm.The control side is blowing the glass fuse.
At first I thought it was the pump or the outlit in the tank that up plug the pump into. I have unpluged the pump and have disconnected the outlit and it still trips.
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I have a septic system that pumps uphill.The pump has stopped working.It has its own panel box in the the basement.There are 2 sets of breakers and 2 sets of 1 amp glass auto like fuses .1 set is marked control and the other set is marked alarm.The control side is blowing the glass fuse.
At first I thought it was the pump or the outlit in the tank that up plug the pump into. I have unpluged the pump and have disconnected the outlit and it still trips.
Thanks for your help
The CONTROL fuse does not power the pump diectily !
Instead it provides power for bildge switchs and the like,
and these switchs operate relays/contactors,
and it is these relays that directily operate the pumps.
You have clearly got problems with your control gear
side of things, so this is where you should look !
Not looking at the pumps.
Without knowing more about your specific set up
I cannot say exactily where your issue is,
But start at the sump tank,
and check the switchs and wiring.

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You have clearly got problems with your control gear
side of things, so this is where you should look !
Or... maybe not.
Maybe that control circuit is doing exactly what it is supposed to.

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I cannot say exactily where your issue is,
But start at the sump tank,and check the switchs and wiring.
This I agree with 100%.
Start with a schematic to go by and a good VOM.
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To be clear, I've never worked on one of these but hearsay tells me
they are notorious for needing the pump replaced fairly often.

hth
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Have you checked your splice box for shorts or leaking?
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they are notorious for needing the pump replaced fairly often.
hth
Considering the enviroment in which the have to work in !
That is completily understandable !

Not only do the pumps suffer !
But everything else does to !
Switchs,wiring,mountings.

Corrosion is usually a big problem due to the acidic nature
of human waste and urine !
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