Problem with sump pump cycling

Why is my sump pump cycling?

Question: Why won’t my sump pump stop cycling? My sump pump is continuously cycling and won’t stop.

Answer: There could be a number of reason’s why your sump pump is continuously cycling. Most of these problems require professional help from a plumber used to repairing sump pumps. You have to find the root of the problem quickly if it is continuously cycling; otherwise the motor can burn out and fail prematurely.

The most common reason the sump pump is continuously cycling is the float switch. If it is the float switch, you’ll need to call a professional. The float switch should be flowing with the water. If it is not moving or caught on something, you have to buy a new switch and have it installed.