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I have a Little Giant submersible pump Model # 6E-CIA-SFS It has been in a sump basin for about a year. During the last rain, the basin filled up but the pump did not come on until I move the pump a little. It then pumped the water out and stopped. The basin filled again without the pump coming on. I pulled it our and checked it and it appears to work ok. It appears to work fine when I shake it abit but the float does not seen to have the ability to turn the pump on when the basin fills unless it gets moved. Is the micro switch bad?

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Use a meter to test the float switch

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The float switch is binding

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