My electric bill shot up to three times the normal rate. I called the local utility co. The nice lady said to throw each breaker and watch the meter. I threw the one for the effluent sump pump in one of two 1 thousand gallon septic tanks. Whoa Nellie, sho nuff that meter wheel slowed way down.
So I decided for now I'll just keep the breaker off and turn it on for five minutes a day. I hope the pump didn't burn itself out. I would think maybe there would be a thermal cut off switch as in some other sump pumps. Not sure if a short, float stuck or what.
Any experience with this kinda thing?