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Ejector pump will not shut off automatically after basin empties, I have to unplug it to keep the motor from burning out. What could be the problem?

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You either need to repair/replace the float switch, this switch is the device that turns the pump on and off

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The first thing I would do to protect the pump is to shut off breaker or unplug the pump.I'm sure you have already done this but most pumps will not run for extended periods of time without damage to the pump. I would make sure that the float is not rubbing on pit sides or has anything stoping it from shutting pump off. If you have a seperate mercury switch float then I would unplug it from pump and see if that will shut your pump off.
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Flotec website shows several submersible sump pumps, and pump types:
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