Previous Owner set up sump pump with battery backup pump. There are a lot of cables: AC, batter power, backup switch, backup sensor. There's a lot of slack in most of these cables.
For some reason, PO put most of this slack inside the pump. That made a rat's nest of cable that leads to the float switch being trapped from above or below if any of the cables get moved by just a bit.
Is there any good reason to put the slack in the sump, and not on the floor surrounding it?