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Check switch of a pedestal flotec sump pump

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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SOURCE: i have a flotec water pump that sits on top of my

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.

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SOURCE: I have a 3/4 hp FloTec sump pump I bought to

Slow down the water ...

You are probably sucking air. Adjust the switch upward to leave more water in the hole.

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SOURCE: What value starter capacitor for 1/6 hp Flotec sump

when a motor burns out this will happen , replace the pump.

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SOURCE: I have a Flotec FPSC1725X-02 Submersible

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.

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I purchased a Simer 3986 SS Pump. Need proper mounting location for check valve. I have a manufactured weep hole in the threaded area of the check valve, Pump runs, water level trip vertical float switch...

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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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Pumb only pumps a small amount out of the basin. Float needs adjusting to go all the way down and empty the basin. How do you adjust the float/bulb to travel farther down without shutting off after only a...

Flotec website shows several submersible sump pumps, and pump types:

Click product, then click on 'parts and literature' to access manual
Here is a Flotec manual:

Manual for this type of sump pump says:
Quote from manual: Automatic float switch is sealed and factory adjusted for
most home sumps. Turn-on water level is 10" - 12" above
pump base. Turn-off water level is 4" - 6".

The manual also says that running the pump when dry will ruin the seals.
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Same here - I believe I have the same model as you. Not sure how old mine is, since I just moved in.

You may need to replace the switch. I've read that the switch can fail after as little as 2 years on similar models/makes. I'm waiting to hear back from Flotec on the cost of the switch myself.

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You may have an air lock. Disconnect the discharge pipe from the check valve and lift the pump out. Be sure you disconnect the 'bottom' or the check valve so it will still hold any water above it in the pipe. Lift the pump up out of the water and then settle it back into place and reconnect.

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