Sump Pump Continually Running


Old 04-25-08, 07:22 AM
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Sump Pump Continually Running

We have a sump pump and it is running 24/7 at about 15 minute intervals. We have not had rain in about 10 days so the soil is dry. We do have a sprinkler system but it is shut off for the season. We can hear water running in it before it turns on but have no idea why. Where could this water be coming from? We have city water and there is no sign of water anywhere, either in the house or around it.
Old 04-25-08, 08:18 AM
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Have you looked in the sump? Is it filling with water? It's possible that the sump float is stuck or the switch has failed.
Old 04-25-08, 08:51 AM
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Sounds to me like your main water line is leaking. Shut off the main water valve to the home then look at the meter and see if it is still showing water flow. There is a small triangle looking thing on the meter that shows if the water is flowing. Might be easier to look at the meter before you turn the water off to see it working so you can tell the difference when the flow stops. Sometimes the water dept. will do this for you as a leak affects them as well.

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