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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Septic system warning light?

The red warning light on my aerobic septic system is on, anybody know what could cause this or where I might look?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 04:40 PM
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check the aerator pump and the "fresh" tank pump
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its clogged up...just run a water hose down the clorine hole for a while till it uncloggs.

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or the pump went out in tank one... Thats what happened to me....

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The water level could be too high. If you have a chlorinator tube (where you stack the tabs), be sure it's not clogged up. They have a tendency to "weld" themselves together and not let the water flow through, which backs up the front tank. Or...The pump could be out, or you may just have a bad float.

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If I do the pump test on the box, should the sprinkler heads start working?
If not does that mean the pump is out?

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I only have floats, alarms and a pump on the final tank

When my light comes on the tank level is too high, I don't have any kind of alarm on anything but the high level. when mine alarmed both times the wires from the pump had corroded through going to the float that controls the level. WW Granger has the floats. something like this: http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/3BY82?Pid=search

I have 2 like this , one turns the pump on , the other turns the alarm on
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Well the pump works, so thats good

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2010, 12:16 AM
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check you air pump there should be a small air hose that runs up to the box that has a pressure switch in it. My dogs sometimes knock that hose loose.

Take it to the track........
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