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Old 12-24-2015, 12:05 PM   #1
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New sump pump issues


We had a new sump pump put in yesterday as our old one failed. It's not the typical vertical or float switch but a pressure/diaphragm switch (has the plastic tube coming out of the plug). Our pump runs at least 4-6 times per minute during wet times, and is doing so now. Problem is we noticed the pump getting louder as it sucked the water up and out, but in the morning our backup had kicked in and our main wasn't running. I unplugged and plugged it back in and it fired up. I've done this 3 times already today. What's going on? I'm assuming it's overheating, but our last pump never did this in the three years we had lived here. Ideas?
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Defective pump call the installer.
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:44 PM   #3
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I hate those pumps. In my limited experiences, they pump like 2-3" of water and shut off right away. Like mentioned, call the plumber and have them fix it, or replace it with a different style pump.........
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Defective pump call the installer.
we did and they're coming back out after the holidays. He didn't know but suspected something was defective.
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Well after not being on all day and relying on my backup it finally started up again. Not sure why it wasn't running earlier. The main reason we have this style is the former pump was like this one and we have a total of 4 pumps in our pit so our plumber didn't want to risk a float getting hung up on something bc of tight space in the pit.
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