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Old 12-08-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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My Myers SRM4P1 stopped working. (years ago I installed a high water alarm in pit so was alerted early) .. To troubleshoot I bypassed the piggyback plug and and the pump works fine. It was installed Dec of 2011. I'd be grateful if anyone here could reccomend a good switch to replace it with.

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DYI in Ann Arbor MI

PS my memory is that the float/switch is wired directly into the housing... not sure how I will handle old float/switch......



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Old 12-09-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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It's been years since I've sold Myers, but the SRM4 was a Pump that I sold a lot of. I still have one in use at my home. The Float was separate from the Pump with the Piggyback Plug. You can buy a new Piggyback Float and replace the old one once the pump is out of the pit. I used to have several in stock, but have since gone to a 3 wire float for different uses.

Any Piggyback 13 amp float you can find will work, just make sure it's a pump down not pump up.



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Old 12-10-2013, 12:45 AM   #3
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Thanks speedbump, update: noticed that high water alarm was intermittently making sounds with tank empty so after some checking, it seems the alarm is the problem, not the switch.

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Could be it's getting hung on something. It would have to seen high water though to get high enough to hang.

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I think I installed the alarm trigger too low. it goes off when the washing machine drains.....

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Could be that the washer draining gets ahead of the effluent pump allowing the level to go high enough to trigger the alarm.. Maybe raising it a bit would stop the false triggers.

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that sounds right. Glad to be able to say I can live with it and will fix next time I need to be in there.



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