Basement Watchdog Sump Pump

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Sometimes, the sump pump alarm may go off simply because the pump is working hard to drain the water during high-peak usage (if it`s raining, for example). Otherwise, you may want to call a plumber to the scene to make sure that the pump can keep up with demand, and avoid a flooded basement.
To permanently disable the water fluid low alarm, attached the fluid sensor rod to the positive terminal of the battery. This can be done by tightening down the wing nut on top of the positive terminal and the fluid sensor.
Should any malfunction or emergency occur that involves the sump pump, the battery, or the AC power, the Basement Watchdog system will sound an alarm. A light on the display panel of the control unit will indicate the cause of the alarm and the corrective action.
If it`s only a small amount of water, you can use a mop or soak it up with towels, otherwise consider renting or buying a basement water pump. Set up fans and a heavy-duty dehumidifier to remove the moisture quickly before mold begins to grow. Then, call a plumber to repair or replace your sump pump.
As a general rule of thumb, during a power outage most new fully-charged batteries will last roughly 5-7 hours of continuous pumping and roughly 1-3 days of non-continuous pumping depending on the frequency.
Jammed float switch Normally, when water in the sump pit reaches a certain level, the float switch triggers the pump to turn on and drain the pit. Once the water level is low enough, the pump turns off.
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.
If your sump pump has a reset button, press it to restart the device. If your sump pump doesn`t have a reset button, unplug the power cord and plug it back in. This should do the trick.
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.
As a general rule of thumb, during a power outage most new fully-charged batteries will last roughly 5-7 hours of continuous pumping and roughly 1-3 days of non-continuous pumping depending on the frequency.

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Grundfos MQ3-35 hums loudly and does not pump. Alarm light does not go on. Pump seems “happy” but when a tap opens and the pump turns on, there is no boost in pressure and the pump just hums loudly… definitely a different noise from normal operation. Seized? Vapor lock? Any help is greatly appreciated.
ANSWER : Hi, seems like the capacitor gone bad or a seized motor. I just fixed mine cranking the motor manually with the use of a flat head screwdriver. In the back of the motor there is a rubber plug about the size of a dime. Take it off an insert a long flat-head screwdriver and crank the motor clockwise a few turns. Remove the screwdriver and try to operate the pump as usual. Good luck …

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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.

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The alarm for the basement watchdog keeps going off saying pump activated check main pump for failure how do I fix it?
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I have a 1/2 horse wayne shallow well pump. At times the water in the house slows to a trickel. This will happen for about 40-120 seconds then the pump seems to kick on and the pressure is restored. I have replaced the high low switch and the problem persists. Please let me know any thoughts on the problem. Thank You
ANSWER : Check air in your water tank should be less than you’re cut in pressure..

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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.

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Pump cut out. Primed pump and restarted but keeps cutting out within a minute – looks like only the water in the pump? not sure if priming is working ? do we routinely open the low vent valve for priming? this is a domestic water supply with an onderground tank and a grundfos pump
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The alarm for the basement watchdog keeps going off saying pump activated check main pump for failure, how do I fix it?
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Alarm mode prevents pump from kicking in… I have
ANSWER : Check level switch.

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