On Tue, 03 Mar 2009 15:17:27 -0500, Kurt Ullman wrote:
?????? Why do you need to get the invoice to buy a new sump pump? If it
is under warranty, like duh, the plumber will not fix it under warranty
unless you show him the invoice! Even then, you may still have to pay for
the labor. It isn't that difficult to replace the sump pump with a new
First, check to see that the float is not just gummed up with tree
roots or mud or whatever. Have you checked to see if it still floats or
sinks with the water level, and won't shut off even with the float
About two years ago we had more than 18" of water in our
basement because of a "stuck float."
Now, we have two pumps each with a switch that has no moving
parts. The switches work like a charm.
All the best,
Check to see that nothing is holding the switch in the "on" position.
Sometimes debris and cords can get in the way.
Depending on what type you have, new switches are readily available at
most hardware stores and home centers, and they are easy to replace.
They are usually less than $10. Unplug or turn off before replacing
Over time a pump can shift position in the hole and the float switch
could get hung up rubbing on the side and not come down. If you
manually work the switch a few times does it shut off? If switch is
not hung up then it sounds like the float switch went bad. I
installed a Rigid pump that I like a lot, but this time I used a free-
floating non-integrated switch. The old pump was a Zoeller that had
an integrated switch and float, the switch went bad and the pump
itself would shift every year and cause the float to hang/bang up on
the wall. With a free-floating switch you can manually force the pump
on at the outlet, and I like that feature over an integrated switch
pump. A teathered free-floating swich cant get hung up on the wall
when the pump shifts.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.