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Sump pump motor only hums and will not start
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If your dishwasher seems noisy, check these:
Water-inlet valve An aging water-inlet valve can sometimes fail slowly, rather than all at once. It can shudder on and off rapidly, causing the incoming water lines to shake, rumble, and rattle--sometimes violently. If yours is doing this, replace the inlet valve.
Motor If it's the motor that's noisy, either of these may be the "culprit:"
Pump Small fruit pits, toothpicks, and fragments of glass sometimes get stuck in the pump. When this happens, open the pump and remove the debris. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher.
To get to the pump, you usually need to remove the lower rack, the spray arms, and the spray arm support from the inside of your dishwasher. A dishwasher pump isn't obvious. Look for an impeller--a round, plastic fan blade-type device that spins around and pushes the water toward the drain. When you can see the drain impeller, you should be able to see the clogging debris.
Posted on Mar 22, 2008
SOURCE: ive got a shallow jet
Just curious, why do yo9ur run water from a tank to a pit?
Where is the pressure switch located? At the pump I presume? What will increase the pressure? If you are pumping to an open pit, you will never build up any pressure? What is supposed to restrict the pump to create pressure?
You need a restriction to create pressure to turn off the pump. Is there a float valve like in your toilet in the pit? If not this would be required
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
SOURCE: sump pump won't stop running
Notting your statement that water is running in like someone turned on a faucett... Your sump pump is simply doling it's job. As the water rises it triggers the float switch / sensor and activates the pump. The pump has enough capacity to empty the catch basin to the point the float / sensor switch shut the unit off. The pump is thermally protected and will stop if there really is a problem. You home electrical circuit more than likely has either circuit breakers or fuses. From what I am reading none of those have tripped or blown. Once again the sump pump is simply working normally based out your description of the the amount of water coming in. Also not that if it did not run you would be faced with a flooding situation. Relax and enjoy your day :)
Posted on Jan 05, 2010
Pump motor is jammed causing overload and resulting breaker trip. Try to turn the pump shaft by hand, it should be very easy to turn. If there's any resistance check for blockage.
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
Well I know it a dirty job but someone has to did. Unhook the pump from the plumbing and take the pump out so you can see what fell into the sump pit and is lodged in the impellers.
If you have it out already turn the impiller backwords and see if that frees it up.
Posted on Feb 05, 2011
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