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Sump pump does not pumped water every time when motor is on

I check impeller and it is OK (clean and easy to rotate)

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The drive shaft is broke that why it is easy to turn, the pump needs to be replaced

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

  • gary miller
    gary miller Jun 29, 2009

    the shaft on the pump is broke plug it in and raise the float make sure your fingers are out of the way and see if the propeller spins

  • gary miller
    gary miller Aug 01, 2009

    is the pipe clear through out , stick a hose from out side in and take the check valve out and see if water comes thru, if notclear the pipe and try aagain

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