I have a basement bathroom With a sump located under my cellar stairs (25' from the Bathrm) The sump pump stopped working about a week ago. I have disconnected the piping, sealing them off. I removed the cover and I am in the process of removing the water. I found lite tan matter (feces?) floating around, which I removed as well. My question is how do I check the pump out? The manufacture is FE Myers, Ashland, Ohio The model No. is MW50-1. It was installed in Sept 1999. It has a double cord on it, so I guess its an electric switch in the float, the cords are attached at the plug. I have checked the outlet and it has power. I had some back flow and the sump was over flowing. Should it not have been sealed?
Ok [I] tried that and the pump runs, so I guess its the switch thats bad. It should be easy enough to change that. I have info on it. Junior Super Single Pump Switch, P/N 1001896, 10' W/plug, 10JSD1WP, SJE RHombus , 50/60 Hz Single phase, 1/2 max horse,13 amps Max pump run,40 amp pump start. I Should be able to use any switch that meets these specks? One thing, the outlet of the pump has a lenth of 2 1/4" PVC pipe attached, and the float was attached with a tie wrap and some duct tape? Is this acceptable? The travel on the float was about 8", this seems kind of short to me? The depth of the sump is 30". The float was attached about 21" from the bottom of the sump. This means the sump would always have about 17" of waste in it.
thanks for the info! The switch that I am replacing is a SJE Rhombus, Junior Super Single. I went to there site and found it there, it comes with a mounting bracket. Question, since it failed (you dont see many mercury switches failing) do you think I should stay with this brand? If not can you suggest another? the specs are, 50/60 Hz single phase, 1/2 HP Max pump, 13 Amps run current, 40 Amps pump start.
I recently read this on another board:
I believe the switch you are talking about is a completely different style, but maybe the "micro versus points" issue could also be present concerning tethered switches. However, I know virtually nothing about all of that.Originally Posted by pumpguy