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Water got on pedestal pump when pipe disconnected due to frozen pipe outside. How can I check to see if motor still good or simply switch?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if the pump is working correctly, it can either be, need more water to prime it, or something in the well, such as low water, plugged filter, etc....sometimes when you have a system that is intermittently used, it can take 20 or 30 minutes of continuous priming to get it to pull, enough water to maintain the prime.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
It's possible that there is a rock or group of rocks that can't get through the impeller and so it will pump for a moment and then the rocks get bound up and block the opening, not allowing water to pass until it is turned off and the rocks have a chance to settle. The only thing you can do is open the case and look for some type of blockage.
Posted on Aug 23, 2010
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The orientation for a sump pump/check valve are the pump is in the bottom of the pit, the discharge pipe leads up into a check valve, usually very close to if not threaded into the pump discharge, and then the pipe continues up and out to wherever your water discharges to. The weep hole needs to be below the check valve.
The hole is there to prevent an air lock in the pump which would prevent it from moving water.
If the water trapped in the vertical run of the discharge pipe is returning to the pit once the pump shuts off the problem is the check valve is not holding or the hole is on the wrong side of the flapper assembly. Did the check valve come with the unit? If not, you will need to fix it if you can or replace it.
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