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Old 01-21-01, 07:15 AM
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How do we know if our sump pump isn't working, other than a flood in the basement? Are they difficult to replace or fix? What is the average cost?
 
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Old 01-21-01, 08:50 AM
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Add some water to the pit and see if it turns on.

There not to hard to replace.

Cost can vary, depends on the size you need.

 
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Old 01-21-01, 11:22 AM
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You don't even need to add water if you just lift the float and see if the pump kicks on. Many of the problems with sump pumps are just stuck floats, which sometimes can be cured with lubrication. If not, consider replacing float before replacing pump.
 
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Old 01-21-01, 12:54 PM
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Adding water to the pit, will tell if the pump is still able to do the job it was intended to do. Lifting the float will tell that the motor is working, but will not tell if it is pumping water.
 
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