Sump pump wont start

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by pumpnewbie, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. pumpnewbie

    pumpnewbie New Member

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    Yesterday I used my Liberty sump pump model s35 (spec sheet: http://www.paulsupply.com/files/LibertyS35.pdf )
    and it was working great. I had plugged it manually and forgot. About 4 hours later, I remembered that the pump was still powered on. The water had been completely drained and I think that the pump had been still running for about 3 hours or so thereafter with no water left. I noticed that the motor had stopped. I tried to re-plug it to restart but it wont start. I waited some hours because it has thermal protection but it still wont start.
    This morning I put the pump in a large bucket and filled it full with water since the pump has a Automatic Diaphragm Switch built into the pump. Nothing. The motor didn't even hum.


    Is it possible that the motor burnt out? Is there anything that I should try to get it going again? The power outlet is fine. I dont know the 1st thing about mechanics but hope the pump can work again. help :(
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    It's a submersible pump which should never be run without water flowing through it.
    Unless you are very lucky, it is ready for the scrap pile.
  3. pumpnewbie

    pumpnewbie New Member

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    I thought the motor was dead but yesterday I plugged the sump pump into the outlet and I could hear the motor lightly humming (the pump was not in water I was trying it one last time before chucking it and then this low hum... ) so now I don't know whether it can work again or ... ?:confused:
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