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icjr52

03:38PM | 08/08/17
Member Since: 08/08/17
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I am buying a house that when it was inspected by Home Inspector we notice that the Sump Pump was running for at least a couple of hours... There was no rain the night before and it was 80 something degree weather. Any experience out there on this issue?

BV014518

11:16PM | 08/16/17
Some things to check. Is the float stuck in the "up" position? it wont shut off if it is. Is it actually pumping water? check to see if there is any discharge. Maybe the pump intake is plugged and it cant get water. if there is a pressure switch, does it work? it could be plugged up and wont release or its defective.if there is a check valve installed in the discharge line check the direction arrow. It wont work if its backwards! Good Luck!


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