I plugged my sump pump in and it kept breaking the circuit breakers.
AS recommended I tried to plug it into a differenct outlet. It broke
that circuit too. I tried another plug. It crackled but didnt break
the circuit. Now the pump doesn't seem to work. Do you think this is
a job for an electrian or a plumber? Thanks.
You need a new sump pump. Replacing one isn't exactly rocket science. If
you're reasonably handy with tools, you can do it yourself. Otherwise, call a
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Nobody ever left footprints in the sands of time by sitting on his butt.
And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?
About 10 minutes of your time with only very basic tools will take care
of it. They come with instructions. The guys at the home improvement store
can help you select what you need. Don't by the cheapest one, that is what
you have now. Get a middle or better quality. They are not expensive.
Thanks. I do appreciate the opinions. Actually the one I have does not
look like a cheapo. It looks big and heavy duty.
It looks like replacing it the answer. Now, lets see if I am up to the
job. I guess, if things go too badly, I could always call a plumber
to come and finish the job off.
Worse thing that could happen is that you have a lot of water flowing back
into the sump hole.
1) Unplug the unit and turn off the power
2) Have a wet vacuum close by just in case (Or towels)
3) Disconnect old unit and replace ASAP with the new one sitting next to
Get a new submersible. The green cast iron 1/2 HP unit at sears is
worth the $229 you'll pay. I got it to replace the same unit that was
about 20 years old. I tried a crapsman pedestal pump first. Unless
you can anchor it to the bottom of the sump well don't even bother with
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