Sump Pump maintenance

Old 10-04-17, 07:56 AM
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Sump Pump maintenance

We have an old GE pedestal pump that came with the house. The first year it worked well after a snow melt, thunderstorms,
hurricanes, etc. Then we installed gutters and it hasn't kicked in since. This was 6 years ago. I am concerned that if we need it eventually, it will be rusted shut. Should I be filling it with water and let it run, any other suggestions?
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Just my opinion, I would fill the pit and test the pump once every 6 months.

Also oil and lubricate the pump once a year.
Old 10-04-17, 02:56 PM
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Also oil and lubricate the pump once a year.
I have never seen or heard of any type of lubrication maintenance for a sump pump but could not hurt to look!
Old 10-04-17, 03:05 PM
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A pedestal fan has the motor up high and is shaft connected to the pump.
It may have lubrication points for the motor.

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