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Old 12/26/2007, 11:37 AM   #1
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Osmolator won't stop running!

I just installed this a few hours ago. The water will be level, then it drops a bit and the pump comes on, but wont quit, even when it goes up past the sensor. I could flip the saftey float switch by hand to make it stop, but as soon as I let go the controller started the pump back up.


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Old 12/26/2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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ok, I've unplugged it, lowered the water down below the sensor, the plugged it back in, the pump cut off this time when the water reached the sensor. Hopefully it keeps on working like that. Maybe I had the sensor too low into the water the first time and when I plugged it in, it couldnt "see" the water since it was already in it.


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Old 12/26/2007, 12:30 PM   #3
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This is common on new sensors. New sensors being made of plastic which is made from oil, repel water. It takes a couple days for the sensor to stop repelling water so actively and clinging to air bubbles so strongly. You can accelerate this break in by rinsing the sensor in hot soapy water and wiping it off well with a soft towel, being sure no soap residue is left. Was the pump actually running? The other common mistake is connect the top off hose to the sump. If the reservoir is taller than the sump water will siphon into the sump after the pump turns off.


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Old 12/26/2007, 12:55 PM   #4
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It just did it again. The pump is actually on, and the yellow light is on. I'll try the hot soapy water thing and see how that does.

Even now since the water's high, the sensor should see that it's below water when I put it back in and plug it up, and not come on?


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Old 12/26/2007, 01:08 PM   #5
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alright, I've cleaned it good with hot, soapy water, rinsed it then dried it with a soft cloth. Installing it, I made sure not to touch the sensor with my fingers and avoid getting any oil on it.

Is it common when first plugged in for the green light to come on, as well as the pump light, and for it to starting pumping water even if the sensor is in the water?


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Old 12/26/2007, 01:20 PM   #6
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The water is now about at the top of the optical sensor, and the green light began flashing and has been flashing for about 10 minutes now.

I've checked the book to see what it means and there is no explanation for it.

any idea's roger? Is the the sensor seeing the water's too high but not high enough to trip the float switch?

****EDIT*******

5 minutes after posting the the pump light came on and it started pumping again.

I've unplugged it for now.


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Old 12/26/2007, 01:27 PM   #7
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When power is first connected it runs for a second or two. Are there a lot of bubbles in this section where it is mounted?


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Old 12/26/2007, 01:29 PM   #8
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A few microbubbles from my 9010, but not alot. I can see the micro-bubbles clinging to the sensor, but their arent many.


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Old 12/26/2007, 01:50 PM   #9
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Can you move the sensor? The sensor just detects air vs water and if it gets bubbles on it in the right place the result will be the same as being out of water.


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Old 12/26/2007, 01:59 PM   #10
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Ok, I moved it to the return side of the sump where their are no bubbles. I hope that gets it. I appreciate the help alot Roger!


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