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I have a Basement Watchdog sump pump system. I just replaced the battery three weeks ago, all acid levels even and full, but the alarm will not stop sounding, with the battery indicator light on. Two things happened when I bought it, though. 1) It was a newer style battery that I replace for an old one. The old one had a hole in the battery for the sensor, and the new one using the yellow cap for the sensor. 2) Since I had no yellow cap, I brought the battery back to Home Depot to exchange, but was given a yellow cap. However, the foil covering the holes was removed for a few hours as the battery was transported back and forth to The Home Depot. Any ideas? This battery is driving me crazy. Thanks for your help

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    Denice DuPlanti Jun 05, 2018

    I am having the same issue, any ideas?



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if you have a home entertainment system just turn it on and up kidding the sump pump for our home is always running i have never heard in beep just whines constantly Is the pump still working? I have had pumps go bad before but they never beeped they didn't do anything after burning up the motor i wonder if its a battery maybe 9v

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