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The pump continues to pump after it is flushed. The toilet flushes fine but after a few seconds the pump starts again. It does not seem like water is running. What do I do?

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I experienced this exact same issue last month. I didn't think much of it, but decided to have our residential plumber come and look at it. It turned out that our water was running constantly and that it had to be turned down some. It was a very simple fix. Now, I am not sure whether or not that is your exact issue, but you might want to adjust the levels that your water runs at. There should be a knob behind your toilet that you can twist and turn to do that. However, if that doesn't work you might have to snake it to see if there is anything wrong going on in the pipes. Plumbing Mechanical Residential

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Did you put an 1 1/2" vent pipe? It must be vented to the open air. Air must flow in and out of the vent pipe at all times so it can work properly. I had the same issue but after removing the cheater vent from the vent pipe it solved my problem. They do not recommend using an air admittance valve, cheater or mechanical vent on the vent pipe, as it only allows air to flow in or out.

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