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5-APCP-GFCI little giant pool cover pump works but shuts off after 10 minutes at first then less and less time after that until it barely stays on..Heat problem?

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Im betting this ones got a load of stuff in the suction screen and maybe inside housing as well , sure sounds as if pump is cutting off from thermal shut off too me

Posted on Mar 05, 2015

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SOURCE: Little Giant Sump Pump Backup System Alarm Keeps Screeching

is there water? sensor maybe bad, or pump failing to cycle

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SOURCE: How to Replace Little Giant Water Wizard Utility Pump Power Cord

Yes, If it goes together it will come apart. If it is the one I'm thinking of if you take the base apart there will be through bolts that run through the whole pump, remove these I want to think there are some that are short and these hold the base to the motor but they may be behind the impeller. Be warey as I'm not sure. But once the through bolts are out you should be able to carefully remove the top. Some have very frail gaskets here so be gentel. Once you have the top free there will be a compression nut holding the cord before pulling cord through use a light sand paper to clean the cord so the part you pull through will be fresh enough to seal. Don't lube the cord this will keep it from sealing. Pull it hrough and make your repair and put it back together the way it came apart. Use a sharpie to mark the top and housing as you take it apart. When finished loop some cord through pump handel and tie it off so this takes the weight in the future to keep from having the same problem again. good luck

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SOURCE: Active Pump Will not shut off.

shutoff float/switch is stuck.. replace the pump.

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SOURCE: I cleaned the screen, and the impeller is working

You may need to take the bottom of the pump apart and check to see if any thing has gotten through the screen and clogged the impeller.

Posted on Nov 28, 2010

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