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Old 09-14-2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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My brother and his family moved into my basement about a year ago. There is a bathroom and washer and dryer that get alot of use. My sump pump has been taking care of busines until today, it stopped working over filling the sump. What do i do to get it going again.

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Make sure it is still plugged in. check the fuse or circuit breaker. Then replace the pump

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I would make sure there is electricity supplying the pump, but otherwise go out and get a new one?
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Is there power going to the pump?
Have you unpluged it to check to see if the impellers locked up?
Have you checked to see if the float switch works?

If your trying to use a sump pump to drain a toilet you have the wrong style pump.
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Is there power going to the pump?
Have you unpluged it to check to see if the impellers locked up?
Have you checked to see if the float switch works?

If your trying to use a sump pump to drain a toilet you have the wrong style pump.
Thanks for the feed back! Power is good. Just not looking forward to taking the lid off and getting dirty. Was just hoping there might be a easy fix. If you have any more helpfull tips I'm all ears! What type of pump do I need for a toilet?
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http://emptythetanks.com/macerator/m..._pump_info.htm

Do not confuse this with a sewer pump, totaly differant. A sewer pump is for pumping gray water not grinding up soilids.

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http://emptythetanks.com/macerator/m..._pump_info.htm

Do not confise this with a sewer pump, totaly differant. A sewer pump is for pumping gray water not grinding up soilids.
Actually not sure what kind of pump is in there. Was there when I bought the house 3yrs ago. I'm thinking its the right one though. What are the first things I going to need to check first?
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wait, are you saying your basement toilet is emptying into your pit?

surely you would have noticed the smell coming out of your sump pump discharge pipe?
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wait, are you saying your basement toilet is emptying into your pit?

surely you would have noticed the smell coming out of your sump pump discharge pipe?
The pit has a lid on it and everything is plumbed to the outside. Have two pipes that come out. Im assuming one of those pipes is a vent. Have not noticed any smell. Just when it over filled.
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It's the first time time I am hearing about a sewage basin so please forgive me for asking dumb questions.

When you look at your basement toilet, does it look something like this? http://www.saniflo.com/homeowners/sf...aniplus-%C2%AE

Can you follow the waste pipe and see where it goes?

Maybe take a picture or two?
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It's the first time time I am hearing about a sewage basin so please forgive me for asking dumb questions.

When you look at your basement toilet, does it look something like this? http://www.saniflo.com/homeowners/sf...aniplus-%C2%AE

Can you follow the waste pipe and see where it goes?

Maybe take a picture or two?
No it does not look like that. The sump room is right behind the bathroom. Looks like the pipes go under ground to the sump. nothing is exposed. Will work on getting some pics.
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No it does not look like that. The sump room is right behind the bathroom. Looks like the pipes go under ground to the sump. nothing is exposed. Will work on getting some pics.
I will not be able to get any pics on tonight. My brother is home and kids are sleeping.

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