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Flotec floater switch does not automatically shut off, which has caused the motor to just run and not shut off in the past. This is the back-up pump. Trying to find out what I can do to replace the float switch or is there a malfunction with this Flotec model no. FPSC4550A, Sta-Rite Industries Cast Iron Pump 3/4Hp. If someone could help my brother and I it would be greatly appreciated. If you have more questions for us and need more detail, I'll be available all day to provide more detail. Thanks LaMont King Jr.

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Hi Lamont .. I would first check test the float switch and make sure that it is faulty, set it up in a tub of water and manually move the float switch. see if it cycles on and off. sometimes the float will get hung up on its support or on the edges of the sump pit. If the float switch is faulty then YES it can be replaced,. try a building supply store like home depot or the pl;ace where you got the switch originally.

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