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Old 01-26-01, 05:01 PM
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PLEASE HELP!!! I was just down my basement & my sump pump is constantly pumping & there is very little water in it. I've never even heard it pump before & now it won't stop. My house is only 6 1/2 yrs old. I don't know what to do, so I just unplugged it. I did take a little shovel & try to clear around everything, but it didn't work. PLEASE HELP!! Thanks, Mary
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Old 01-26-01, 05:31 PM
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Don't panic, Mary. It's just hung up with a little debris or corrosion.
Clean it up good while unplugged, clean out sump, spray WD-40 on the float, and it should be o.k.
Good Luck!
Old 01-26-01, 05:35 PM
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Thank you!! I'm going to go do it right now!! Wish me luck AND DON'T GO ANYWHERE JUST IN CASE IT DOESN'T WORK!! I'll be right back. Thanks again!
Old 01-26-01, 05:55 PM
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Ok oldguy, I tried that & it's still chugging. I don't see much more gunk in there. Also, I don't see a 'float'. Everything is attached to the bottom. Do you think I should just pour a small bucket of water in it to see if it will flush out? Any other suggestions? Could the pipe to outside get clogged? HELP! Thanks again

[Edited by mnervo on 01-26-01 at 11:23]

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