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My pump wont shut off

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SOURCE: Are the genius switches any better than the float switches?

If you are placing a sump pump in a smaller, more confined area then yes. They both have their downfalls, and either can fail without notice. The ones that slide up and down the rod can get stuck or jammed, sometimes even due to build up on the rod. I tend to favor the genius switches, but either needs to be checked out periodically.

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Pump won't shut-ff


Hi Ron...
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
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I have a flotec model 1m03w fp053200a-o8 1.5 hp sump pump. It run all the time now, the only way it shuts off is if its unplugged. Do I need to replace it, or can it be repaired? Thanks for your time


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.
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Are the genius switches any better than the float switches?


If you are placing a sump pump in a smaller, more confined area then yes. They both have their downfalls, and either can fail without notice. The ones that slide up and down the rod can get stuck or jammed, sometimes even due to build up on the rod. I tend to favor the genius switches, but either needs to be checked out periodically.

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Same issue, one of two pumps


I'm assuming the switch in Question is a Float-switch that is positioned in-line of the Power-supply to the Pump. The hinge that activates the switch inside the Float could be faulty. You can check it by connecting a dif-
ferent device to the plug, activate the switch
(Float upright) and deactivate (Float horizontal)
Mounting the switch with zip ties is a good
idea.The Float should be dangeling about 3"
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I have a simer pump 120 volt 60 hz 1/2 hp ser #70285 and the flot is getting stuck on and the pump wont shut off what can I do and where would I get a nother flot at


take a tie strap and readjust the float,, lower the float so it won't let the float get to the top of the pump or zip tie it to the pipe away from the pump,, you don't need a new pump or switch

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Pump runs too long


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

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