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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Default Sump pump Question

    My question is regarding possible short cycling of my sump pump.

    I have a newly built house in an area with a high water table so during construction I had dual sump pump basins installed. In the main basin I have a Zoeller m267 and as my back up in the secondary basin I have a Zoeller m53.

    We've had three days of heavy rain so the m267 is running at least 20 times an hour non stop and it empties the basin in less then 10 seconds. I'm concerned the pump is short cycling and its going to burn out.

    Does any have an opinion on this? Should I replace it? Will this Zoeller handle that kind of usage?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Fairfax, VA

    Default Re: Sump pump Question

    My initial thought is that if your sump pump is cycling and draining the water, it's doing exactly what it should be and that it's reacting to the amount of water that's pooling due to the "heavy rain." If it's something you're concerned about warranty wise, I would contact your home warranty company versus the manufacturer. Since you purchased your home new, they may or may not cover your sump pump under your coverage. Can't hurt to check.
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