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Old 08-04-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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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

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Old 08-04-2010, 12:41 PM   #2
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sump pump pit is dry after a lot of rain


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.

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