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Motor will not shut off unless disconnected from the electrical outlet. Unit is connected to toilet - tub & sink. Unit model is: Sanivite EN 12050-2 FF0V30 120v 60Hz 5,7A 4/10 HP age 4 yrs.

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The Sanivite is a gray water pump, does not have a connection for a toilet. It has a pressure chamber inside the pump casing and a float switch at the bottom of pressure chamber. You will find a black rubber membrane which water pressure pushes up on the membrane and turns the unit on and off. It could be that something is stuck at the bottom of the membrane keeping it in the on position the whole time or the membrane might be warped. Also the micro switch may be stuck on the on position. Pry open the lid with a flat head screwdriver and inspect the pressure chamber.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010


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