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Old 04-11-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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My sump pump will not automatically turn on. If i raise the switch on top it will work, what might be wrong?

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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There's only a couple hundred differant pumps it could be, without a picture, web site something, hard to say what it could be.

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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possible float switch going bad? How old is it? pics would help. Check out link.


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Old 04-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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If it's a pedestal pump, the guide about halfway down the pump has likely rusted away to nothing, and the float is wedged in the crock diagnally, where it can't float...........
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Bad Float.
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