New Septic Pump burned out

Old 08-10-07, 06:27 AM
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New Septic Pump burned out

Hi everyone. We just moved into a house about a month ago that was vacant for about 6-9 months. The septic pump was running fine and continued until about 2 weeks ago. It was stated in the disclosure that it was replaced in 2006. We thought maybe there was something wrong with the electrical system in the yard. When we plugged it in directly to another place it blew the circuitbreaker. How can we tell if it is a problem with the pump or the electricity? I wouldn't want to put in a new pump and then have it blow again. By the way, how much is a new pump?

Thanks in advance for your time.
Old 08-10-07, 07:20 AM
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If you plugged it in on another circuit and it blew the breaker, then there's something wrong with the pump.
It's either burned up, or something is stuck in the impeller.
There's no way to accurately estimate the cost of a new one without knowing anything about the pump. Sewage pumps can typically cost from a couple of hundred to a couple of thousand, depending on how big it is. For a house, the cost should be in the lower part of the range. Buy a quality pump though. You'll be glad you did.

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