Sump pumps run continuously for many reasons; however, if the pump was operating normally and the problem is recent, the most likely cause is a stuck float switch. This switch moves up with rising water levels to complete the circuit and start the pump. It then moves back down with the water level to break the circuit and shut off the pump, but obstructions prevent normal operation.Know More
A missing or inoperative check valve also causes a pump to continue to run. The check valve prevents water from draining back into the sump from the discharge line. If it is not operating correctly, the cycling of water never allows the sump to empty, even though the pump runs without stopping.
Sump pumps that are too small to handle the amount of water collecting in the sump do not stop running. Installing an undersized pump causes excess heat and wear, reducing the life of the device. The undersized pump does not provide adequate protection for the basement, and flooding continues to be a problem.
In rare cases, there is a continual flow of water into the sump. Sumps that extend into the water table cause the pump to run and not stop. Lifting the pump a couple of inches allows it to cycle normally while protecting the basement.Learn more about Plumbing
A vane pump works by compressing volume to increase pressure and create vacuum. Vane pumps can handle low-to-medium viscosity fluids such as propane, gasoline, fuel oils, solvents, ammonia and refrigerants. They have no metal-to-metal contact, which allows them to operate at peak performance with non-lubricating liquids.Full Answer >
Dogs run away for many reasons, including boredom, fear and loneliness. Dogs that have not been spayed or neutered often run away to find a mate, and some dogs run away when they see something to chase.Full Answer >
While there are many reasons a GE Spacemaker microwave stops heating, the first step in finding the problem is making sure the unit is plugged into an active power outlet. Use a lamp or other electrical device to make sure the power plug is active. Many outlets in the kitchen have GFI plugs that turn off power when they detect a problem and stop the unit from heating.Full Answer >
If water doesn't come out of faucets in the home when turned to the on position, leaks or frozen pipes may be the cause of the problem. In homes with a water well, examine the pump and water levels to determine the cause of the problem.Full Answer >