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My 1/3/ horspower automatic sump pump is 1year old and stopped working . when i raise the float it just hums like it is seized up. The seller wont refund because i didnt have a reciept.

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Check that debris has not jammed the impeller. Small stone or piece of wood or wire, even a thick layer of sediment can prevent the impeller from spinning.

Posted on Sep 25, 2020

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    If you paid by a credit/debit card you should be able to determine the date of purchase by your card records. Once you have the date and amount you should be able to given them the date and card number and amount and they can print the receipt for that date and amount.

    I'm sure the clerk will give you all kinds of excuses why it cant be done, but it can. Call the corporate phone number and explain what happened. Be polite and assertive and keep working your way up the food chain.

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Take the bottom cover off (unplugged of course) and look for any foreign object. I had a 10,000psi hydraulic ram pump stopped by a finish nail.

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Will it turn by hand? (power off). Sometimes debris will jamb the impeller.

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