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Check your float switch....sometimes they can get stuck to cause this problem of not shutting down after draining the orginal water.
Take the float switch and move it up and down...this may help to clear the stuck switch inside of the float
The pump should start by itself and shut off by itself as well. The float switch needs replacing. If new, return it. If you want to test the pump, separate the two plugs and plug in the one that leads to the main pump body.
The float is usually the culprit if it is not turning on. I f you have a floating ball type float switch try lifting it up and shaking it to see if pump starts running. These micro switches stick after several years use. If you have a round canister on the side it is a pressure activated switch that also has a micro switch inside that completes the circut when the pressure on the diafram is enough to click the switch. I f it has a float on a rod it has a switch at the top of the pump that shuts it off when at low level, and turns it on at high water level. Most pumps have a two part cord. The pump plugs into the float control switch, so it does not get power till the float switch clicks on. If you have a two part plug, then separate them and plug the cord in that leads directly to the pump body. This will tell you if the pump is working. If it is then replace the float switch assembly. Also there is either a few screws holding the pump screen on to the pump on the underside. Some simply snap fit to the pump body. Often I will find stones, wood chips string etc. in the pump impeller. That is what pumps the water by squeezing it into the small 1 1/4 output orifice. That about covers it. Please post to fixya.com if it does, so I get the credit for the solve. Let me know if you do need more advice. Good Luck!!!
If you have the pump pictured, there is a float switch in the big round thing that floats. When this float drops, the switch should open and pump should shut off.
Make sure that the pump plug is plugged into the piggyback type float plug.