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I have a Zoeller upflush system, 1 year old. It stopped

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Hi, I have a Zoeller upflush system, 1 year old. It stopped pumping. If I plug it in it hums for about 5 seconds then silent for about 5 more seconds over and over. I unplug it quickly. Thanks, John

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2 days

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I hope so

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3/9/2018
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Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. If my initial response doesn’t answer your question then let me know and we can continue our conversation.

Probably something caught in he pump impeller. The pump will have to be pulled and cleaned/checked

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I wish there was an easy/clean way to drain it.

Sorry, no easy way. This is one reason why plumbers get paid so much. Because we have to do rotten miserable jobs like this.

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If you have the platform version not the back flush version, you can just pull the pump out without draining anything

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thanks, ***** ***** find a cheap manual pump, I'll try to get the level down to the bottom of the toilet bowl. This will take quite a while.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
BTW it is a back flush version.

Ok

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