suitable float switches


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Old 09-17-14, 04:46 AM
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suitable float switches

hi all ,i have a flygt pumping chamber for my house ,lately the float switch seems to stick on occasions if i check the level and its above where id expect it to have emptied i just have to shake the float and the pump will kick in ,sometimes if i havent checked it will fill up to the top and trip out the electrics indoors so i know i have to go move the float ,so i figure the float switch is on its way out? ,if i replace it ,how difficult is it to wire into the wiring block in the chamber ( this is inside a simple plastic box about 12 inches long by 6 wide and deep , which is all reachable from the outside,and do i have to buy a flygt ENH-10 (140) or can i use a cheaper orange float(50) do i have to replace both floats

Or am i looking at the wrong thing and its not the float thats the problem at all ?
 
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Old 09-17-14, 08:00 AM
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It sure sounds like a defective float. If your system uses two floats then the lower one is pump start and the upper one is pump shutoff. If the circuit is running the pump's full current thru the float switch..... you'd best stay with a quality float.

If your system uses relays controlled by the floats then the type of float is less critical.
 
 

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