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Old 02-17-2009, 09:39 AM   #1
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Sump Pump needs to be power cycled once a week


My sump pump has been going out about once a week, once, I unplug it, then plug it back it, it starts working again. When it stops, it seems like the motor is trying to run, but the alarm on my watch dog is going off.

Does anyone know why it could be doing thing? Does it need to be replaced? Is it getting clogged?

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Old 02-17-2009, 10:26 AM   #2
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Sump Pump needs to be power cycled once a week


You may need to remove it from the sump and check for trash in the impellor. You don't want to take the chance that it won't work when needed. If it sounds like the motor "wants" to run, there is something stopping it from doing so.

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You may need to remove it from the sump and check for trash in the impellor. You don't want to take the chance that it won't work when needed. If it sounds like the motor "wants" to run, there is something stopping it from doing so.
Thanks! Is it hard to get to that? do I need to take the bottom off?
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Normally, there is a screening on the bottom of the pump and you can see the impellor. You can then use something to turn it and see if seems like it is seizing up, or anything is preventing it from spinning. If the screen has too small of holes, you should see screws to remove it.
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