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How can I tell if my sump pump is not working or if there is

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How can I tell if my sump pump is not working or if there is an electrical malfunction at the outlet?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Marc replied 5 years ago.

Marc the plumber : Hello and thank you for using I will assist you today with your question to the best of my ability.
Marc the plumber : If the outlet did not work with another item then you need to go to your electrical circuit breaker panel and see if the breaker is tripped. There is a good possibility that the breaker tripped due to the pump failure.
Marc the plumber : You can try running an extension cord to the pump from an outlet that does work and see if it is functional that way.
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