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Old 04-14-2008, 12:32 AM   #1
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I'm having problems with my sump pump. After a few nights of heavy rain, I noticed that I wasn't hearing it kick on at all. Upon inspection, I found that the water level was above the tube where the water discharges into the well. The pump won't turn on by itself, but does even if I just tap the outlet drain. (I'm not at even touching the switch or any other part of the pump when I do this) What's even more strange is that if the water level isn't high enough, this won't work. I can also tap the switch with a PCV tube and it kicks on, but again, the water level has to be at a certain height.

Anyone make any sense of this? I just find it weird that I can tap on the tube that is filling up the well and the pump will start, but it won't start on it's own, no matter what the water level.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 04-14-2008, 01:46 AM   #2
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Sump pumps are disposable items, meant they do not last forever.

Be safe and dry, replace it immediately before you miss it one day and come home to a flooded basement.

Chances are the switch is going/gone and it's time to replace.


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Old 04-14-2008, 05:42 AM   #3
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Hi Sabeon...
Chris is right about sump pumps. They are disposable, so don't think your stuck with this problem! I just changed mine... I used Grundfos to replace mine. The good thing is that you have an offer runnin now... I would be able to assist if you have a budget in mind! Chris your the pro, do you have any brand in particular that works for you....?
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