Sump pump battery alarm is driving my crazy!!!!!

Old 05-06-14, 08:57 PM
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Sump pump battery alarm is driving my crazy!!!!!

Hey guys. This one is major annoying. Got home last night to find the house without power. Went to bed, and woke up around 3 with the sump pump backup alarm going off. Not surprising, the power was out after all. It's a high pitched pain in the ass type of sound, like nails on a chalkboard. Luckily...the pump is directly below my bedroom. Ugh.

Called the power company this morning, got everything taken care of...except the alarm is still going off. There is only one indicator on the "controller?" It says its charged. There is a rocker switch that is supposed to reset the alarm, but it won't rocker back into the off position.

I looked in the pit, and there is almost no water in there. It hasn't rained in probably a week, so its not surprising. I moved the float up, and it did trigger the main pump, so I know at minimum the pump is working. I have a second setup on the other side of the basement that does most of the pumping. I replaced that one last year with a nice cast iron model.

As far as the system goes, all I can tell you right now is that its a 12V system from Zoeller. Its the 507 Basement Sentry 1. I'm going to go tomorrow and get some ear protection so I can investigate this a little further. It's just too loud for me to sit down there and try to figure this thing out.

All I am really looking for right now is a way to turn off this blasted alarm. If there is something wrong with the pump, they are easy enough to replace, but I gotta get this alarm off before I go crazy.

My first thought is to just open up the battery pack and remove one of the leads from the battery. I expect that will shut it right down, but I thought I would post here first and see if anyone has any ideas before I go disabling things.

Old 05-06-14, 10:01 PM
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You may have to open the cabinet up and disconnect one of the wires to the sounder unit. While you're in there you can install a mute/quiet switch just for these special moments.

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