sump pump contantly covered in water


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Old 03-02-21, 05:45 AM
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sump pump contantly covered in water

i have a zooler m98 pump. it is situated in the crock so that the float is away from the inlet water flowing. However, due the size of the crock and the configuration of the piping, that means water is dripping directly on top of the pump including the cord set.

I know its classified as a "submersible" pump is it a bad idea though to have water in constant contact with the cord and pump like this?
 
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Old 03-02-21, 06:23 AM
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The pump is in a water pit, dripping water is no worse than the environment it sits in, it will be ok!
 
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that makes sense. My other concern was that as it fills, the water level covers the point where the cord enters the pump before it cycles.

Not to sound like a fool but I have to assume, there is a seal there correct?
 
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The motor and the cord's connection to the pump are completely sealed. It's designed to work under water.

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In case you are curious the motor's case is probably filled with oil. So, even totally sealed everything inside is protected by a bath of oil to help further keep water away and dissipate heat.
 
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I knew it was filled with oil but never realized why. Thanks.
 
 

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