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The most common reasons for your alarm to be going off are: Loose Wire Connections. Incorrect Water Levels in Battery Cells. Dying or Dead Battery.
The most common cause of a sump pump system running continuously is when the sump pump float switch is stuck on the “on” position in your sump pit. This will cause it to run even when all water has been removed, which will burn out the pump prematurely.
When your sump alarm failure alert goes off, it typically means that water has reached the top of the pump, therefore being too high for the pump to work effectively. This might occur if your basement is experiencing heavy flooding and your pump is in over its head (literally!).
This usually means your pump is not working because a) it is not receiving any or enough power or b) your pump is old, has worn out, and needs to be replaced. Your pump alarm goes off when it senses water which can also be, more rarely, that you have some sort of plumbing leak which has triggered the alarm from above.
Excessive or constant cycling can wear out the motor and lead to the sump pump breaking down for good. If your sump pump is repeatedly cycling, it could be due to a problem with the float switch, check valve, or discharge pipe.
What Causes a Sump Pump to Short Cycle? In most cases, short cycling is a symptom of a fault in your pump`s float switch—a device which floats on the surface of the water in your sump basin and then turns your pump on when the water reaches a particular level.
The simple answer, in most cases, is that it`s not normal for a sump pump to run nonstop. There are instances when it`s normal if your sump pump is always running when it`s not raining, such as if you live near a river or there`s a lot of melting snow on the ground.
A clogged drain line can make a sump pump run even with no rain or excess water in sight. Over time, the drain line can fill with debris making it difficult for water to pass though. When water can`t drain it will build up in the basin causing the pump to malfunction. If not repaired, the pump can overheat and fail.
A sump pump is designed to protect your basement from the risk of flooding by draining water that accumulates in a sump pit. However, if your sump pump is constantly running without getting rid of water or keeps running even when there`s no water in the pit, you should act immediately.
Even short a duration of an unplugged sump pump during a flooding event can cause backflow flooding. So you can expect flooding into other areas on your property and in your home! Don`t unplug your sump pump if it`s running on, wait until the pit is dry. A dry pit and not on sump pump is the ideal situation.
If the water level has fallen too low, or the flow rate is off, then your well pump will continue to run without stopping. Some common causes of reduced water level include: A drop in the water table in your area. Local droughts.
A squealing or chirping noise from the front of the engine can also be an indication of a failing water pump. It can sound very much like when a serpentine belt is making noise, and in many cases, that`s because it is.
Cover your pump basin with a lid or fitted foam insulation. Newer pump models are completely enclosed and come with a plastic cover to keep noise low, but you can cover older models with exposed basins by fitting a piece of plywood over the basin.
Cover your pump basin with a lid or fitted foam insulation. Newer pump models are completely enclosed and come with a plastic cover to keep noise low, but you can cover older models with exposed basins by fitting a piece of plywood over the basin.

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My Flotec Sump Pump is working consistantly- that’s fine since it’s raining hard. Problem is, there’s a beeping alarm and I don’t know what it means. Anyone any clues?
ANSWER : If you have a battery backup attached, the battery charge may be low.

We have a Flotec 3/4 HP submersible pump, it was already here when we moved in, we have lived here for 3 yrs, so we dont know how old it is. After living here for 2 yrs, it started to get very noisy, like a groaning noise. We replaced it w/ a l/2 HP Wayne(our mistake) We got water in the basement b/c the wayne pump quit running. We put the Flotec back on. Trying to find a replacement, but stores are all out. Question is, do you think we can rely on the Flotec that is making the strange noises? Thanks, Chris
ANSWER : Take strainer off to see if fravel stucj. if not, motor bearing may be shot. I would replace. I like wayne.

Sump pump hums and then kicks breaker. Will not pump. I cleaned everything, still have problem
ANSWER : Pump motor is jammed causing overload and resulting breaker trip. Try to turn the pump shaft by hand, it should be very easy to turn. If there’s any resistance check for blockage.

Just installed,having problems after priming,i can’ t enough water coming up.is there adustments on pump that i need to know?
ANSWER : There are no adjustments for pump. Amount of water it will pump is set by pump design. The way I read your posting is the pump picks up prime but not enough delivery. Check your connections (pipes) make sure your not sucking air on any of them. check for obstructions in discharge. Are you sure the water source will handle a pump this size? Its possible also the foot valve is stuck.

My Sump Pump is running and wont stop. It usually go for like 30 seconds a few times per day, but it wont stop. I unplugged it and waited 30 secs, plugged it back in and it’s still going.

Any suggestions?

ANSWER : Check your float and the switch. It sound like it is just sticking. If it were bad the pump probally would not start

Do I have to lengthen or shorten the length of the float cord on my sump pump if I want it to kick on sooner? Thanks
ANSWER : Shorten. By shortening the cord, the float will trip the switch at a lower maximum depth of water. The pump will run more often as a result, but the maximum water depth will be lower.

Sump pump will not stop. Float is moving freely with nothing in the way. I moved float fully downward and pump does not stop till I unplug it. Please help! Email is [email protected]. Thanks!
ANSWER : The pump should not shut off until you move the float fully upward. You should feel the switch actually click when the float is raised. If it doesn’t make a clicking noise then something is obstructing the float from being able to rise to its full height.The entire float ARM, ie the part that is connected to the motor, has to move up and down with the float or it will not work.

Pump will not prime. – Flotec Fp4332 1 Hp Convertible Jet Pump ()
ANSWER : Pump self primes after the housing is initially filled with water. Failure to do this will reslut in the unit not drawing up the water and could potentionaly damage the unit.