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  • Switch on Sewage Pump

    The switch on my pump has failed for the second time in six months, with minimal use. I know I have power because when I unplug the tether and plug the pump in directly it works. I find it hard to believe the second switch has already failed. Any one have any ideas why?
    Thanks, Brenda

  • #2
    Re: Switch on Sewage Pump

    I'm assuming you are talking about a float that controls the pump.

    A power spike could take it out. A nick in the outer casing of the wire when it was installed could cause it. It could have just been a poorly constructed float from the factory.
    www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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    • #3
      Re: Switch on Sewage Pump

      what brand are the pump and switch? breid

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      • #4
        Re: Switch on Sewage Pump

        The pump is a RIDGID Aquapro 1/2 horse the float I am not sure, I have not taken everything apart yet. I do know the switch I replaced in Dec, 08 was a SJE Micromaster.

        If I had a power spike wouldn't the ground fault have tripped? Thanks

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        • #5
          Re: Switch on Sewage Pump

          It should have. This may become helpful. http://www.sjerhombus.com/buy/warranty.asp
          www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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          • #6
            Re: Switch on Sewage Pump

            If the pump cycles frequently that can burn up a switch quickly. frequent cycling can be due to the installation, or to a check valve on the outlet side hung open.
            This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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