Sump Pump Pit Is Dry After A Lot Of Rain - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-04-2010, 10:24 AM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

sump pump pit is dry after a lot of rain

The pump was buzzing loudly, the pit is dry, I unplugged pump, a bit of smoke came out. Pump may have burned out. WHY was there no water in the pit? And why was the pump running if no water in the pit?
We think there was a layer of gravel in the bottom at one time before it was recently serviced. Should that have stayed in there. Pump only about 2 yrs olf


pipersand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Springfield OH
Posts: 768
Rewards Points: 500

As to why the sump is dry, it could be for a variety reasons: no water coming in....sump pump cleared it.

Sump pumps with which I am familiar operate based on a float. Water level high...come on. Water level low...turn off. Is it possible that your float got stuck, or the float switch failed?

I don't think lack of gravel cased this problem, but it might serve to keep sediment down and extend the life of your pump impeller.


oberkc is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sump pump pit water level --- problem de12 Plumbing 52 01-14-2016 07:46 AM
Sump Pump Questions henlij Plumbing 22 03-16-2015 10:00 PM
Sewer gas smell in basement from sump pump mirage212 Plumbing 15 10-23-2008 06:09 PM
Foundation drain and sump pump slatergrl Plumbing 3 02-10-2008 09:36 AM
sump pump continuing running deck hand Plumbing 2 01-16-2008 04:35 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1