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How do I reset the float. The pump cycles every

How do I reset the float. The pump cycles every 15 to 20 second. Is that normal.
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Check your check valve first. If it breaks, the water in the verticle section of pipe will run back into the pit when the pump kicks off and causes short cycles like you describe. Otherwise, what type of float? What brand and model pump?

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