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 sump pump
Author: tiskelnm1 (NY)

I have a zeoller sump pump ..the float comes up but doesn't have enough "force" to trip the switch...i can do it by hand...any way to fix this...i shot a bunch of lube on the stem that the float is on and also where the switch stem is connected to the body of the pump,..but didnt help

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 Re: sump pump
Author: m & m (MD)

You can buy a switch kit for your model. Zoellers' is very easy to install.

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 Re: sump pump
Author: tiskelnm1 (NY)

thank you ... ya think thats the problem ?? like i said i can push it up and make it work, it just wont "trip" by itself, or at least before the "water powered" backup kicks in (and that float is of course set higher)

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 Re: sump pump
Author: stuckinlodi (MO)

Make sure the float doesn't have a crack or hole and it is getting some water inside it. You could try tying another float to it (like an empty plastic bottle) so it would exert more pull on it. And if there is a metal arm that the float is tied to make sure it moves freely. On some pumps the switch is in the float, as it turns upside down the switch turns on the pump, that method doesn't require any force to turn on the pump switch. (just throwing this out there for more info)



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 Thanks a lot :clap:
Author: tiskelnm1 (NY)

ok, thanks a lot, maybe ill try that !!!



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 Re: sump pump
Author: stuckinlodi (MO)

If the second float helps the switch to turn on better I'd still think about replacing the switch. If the old switch is getting harder to actuate then in time it may get worse, not turn on even with the extra float. That could cause a flooding problem if your sump overflows.

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