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Pump runs too long

I have wayne 3/4 horse switch genius pump whis is new. keeps on sucking air and will not shut off for several seconds making terrible air sucking sound thruout the house it is so loud. I have leveled the pump and it is free and clear of any obsticles. what can I do to get this to shut off after the water is gone without several seconds of this.

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Install a float switch that will switch-off the pump once the water reaches its level.

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You can raise the switch in relation to the pump to ensure that shut off occurs before the pump starts sucking air. Somewhere between 1-2" ought to do it. The switch is attached to a 'spindle' on the pump through 2 holes in the switch. I unscrewed the spindle so that I could take the top switch hole off of the spindle while leaving the bottom hole on. Then I screwed the spindle back in. This allowed the switch to be raised in relation to the pump. I drilled two small holes in a plastic part near the top of the pump & secured the top hole of the switch to the pump body with string. Crude, but effective.

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You can raise the switch in relation to the pump to ensure that shut off occurs before the pump starts sucking air. Somewhere between 1-2" ought to do it. The switch is attached to a 'spindle' on the pump through 2 holes in the switch. I unscrewed the spindle so that I could take the top switch hole off of the spindle while leaving the bottom hole on. Then I screwed the spindle back in. This allowed the switch to be raised in relation to the pump. I drilled two small holes in a plastic part near the top of the pump & secured the top hole of the switch to the pump body with string. Crude, but effective.

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