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Old 04-05-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
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Sump pump: What is this on bottom of float?


See the attached pic of the float on a Zoeller sump pump. What is the black rubber thing on the bottom? Should this be attached somewhere on the pump or someplace else?

The float dances around a bit, and gets stuck once in a while. I wonder if this is meant to anchor the float...would make sense.

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Welcome to the forum Maxxjr.

I'm not sure, but it could have been used as some kind of tether at some point to raise the float. Maybe the float wasn't raising high enough to engage pump. Just a thought.

If float is getting stuck, reposition it so it floats freely. Other than that, if pump is working I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Stay tuned, others will be along shortly with more suggestions/advice. Thanks.

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Look to find where the hole in the rubber thing might fasten to keep the float upright.

Scroll down about half way in this link and the black pump has something similar to your rubber piece but it can't be seen where exactly it connects.

http://pumpzzz.com/2651-sump-pump-fl...ch-repair.html
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Good advice fairview. That makes sense. Probably just rusted off/broke loose.

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Yes, that piece connects to the pump to keep the float upright and from dancing around. They dont often come loose, but it happens from time to time.
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