Sump Pump Float Switch Sticks - Sometimes

spur0701 Posted By spur0701, Apr 17, 2011 at 2:50 PM

  1. spur0701

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    Built this house 10 years ago and never had any sump pump problems till the last few weeks. Sump pump works but the float switch seems to stick sometimes, I can't examine it without cutting the pipe and pulling the whole thing out. Sometimes it works fine, other times it will stick slightly and an small jingle with turn it on....so I installed a water alarm as a stop gap measure. So are these stuck switches a common problem and are they fixable or should I just pop for a whole new pump and not trust the old one?
     
  2. Hogwildz

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    You got your money's worth out of that old gal, why even take the chance, just replace it. Sometimes the float can be replaced alone.
     

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