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1/3 hp wayne pedistal sump stoped working

Checked the pump, pump has power to the switch and has power after the switch , impeller and shaft are clean and clear. pump will not run.. is ther brushes in the motor/can they be changed?

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Yes there are brushes,, but there is also a shaft that goes thru the tube make sure it is not broke or bent,, it happens,, suggest to get a zoeller submersable pump its the best cast iron, float is attached to the unit, will fit in small pits, only 1 plug needed,, cost for pump 100

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    gary miller Jun 27, 2009

    yes there are but by the time you took to take the brushes out, you could replace the pump,, any electric motor has brushes, thats what makes it work with the magnets to make it spin,

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    gary miller Jun 27, 2009

    yes all electric motors have brushes but inmost cases it is cheaper and eaiser to replace it when it comes to a sump pump

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    gary miller Jun 29, 2009

    you can change the brushes but by the time you took to do this you could install a new pump

  • gary miller
    gary miller Aug 01, 2009

    yes there are brushes on al electric motors, but if you turn the shaft or propeller does it turn the motor,, alot of times the shaft breaks inside the casing and this is the only way to check out side of flipping it over and trigering the switch and see when the motor comes on does the propeller try to spin or not


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