Tom Olson
Tom Olson
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  • Weston, CT
Asked on Oct 1, 2017

Sump pump intermediate running-Any suggestions for fixing??

Shoshana

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I have a sump pump that drains a sink below grade and pumps the water out of the sink and up and out. I recently replaced the control and now the sunk cycles on every 5 minutes or so, with no water added to the sink. Any suggestions for fixing?

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  • Shoshana
    on Oct 2, 2017

    A failed sump pump is usually the result of a switching problem. Sometimes the pump can shift inside the basin, causing the float that operates the switch to lodge against its side. Debris can also be a factor--it can interfere with the action of the pump switch. It's important to make certain the pump switch and float-arm assembly move freely.

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