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Pump won't shut-ff

I just installed the Sump pump, and it pumped out the intial tub of water. But the pump continued to pump and wouldn't shut-off

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Hi Ron...
Check your float switch....sometimes they can get stuck to cause this problem of not shutting down after draining the orginal water.
Take the float switch and move it up and down...this may help to clear the stuck switch inside of the float
Bud

Posted on Apr 25, 2013

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SOURCE: I have a Utilitech 1hp shallow well jet pump which turns off and on rapidly while using water. I have 25 psi in the air tank. I replaced the pressure switch and still have problems.

Good you got it working. Please post again if you have more trouble on this or another item. Also be sure and check what I mentioned just in case you are operating at the margins, don't want a failure right after you got it going!

Posted on Sep 16, 2012

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