Does Your Float Switch Need to Be Replaced?      

Does Your Float Switch Need to Be Replaced?      



Float switches are sensors that are designed to monitor the level of liquid in tanks and other vessels. They’re known to indicate the amount of fluid in the tank, turn the valves on and off, start and stop pumps, and send a warning signal if the liquid level is too high or too low in the vessel.

Let’s take a look at some signs that your float switch may need to be replaced.

1.    Your Water Tank is Running Continuously

If your water tank is running continuously, the float switch may be to blame since your vessel heavily relies on the switch for smooth operation.

This issue may occur if your float switch loses connection with the power source, or vibrations due to improper installation push it to the side of the container. A vertical float switch that comes with a plastic break is also known to break quite easily.

If any of these issues are responsible for your tank running constantly, you may need to consider replacing your float switch.

2.    Your Float Switch is Clogged

Your float switch is also responsible for turning the pump on and off when the liquid level changes. If it gets clogged or jammed, it won’t trigger the warning signals when the liquid level gets too high or too low. You should get clogged f   loat switches inspected to determine if it’s time to replace them.

3.    Tank Level Display Doesn’t Match Actual Levels

Float switches are also meant to indicate the liquid level of a tank. If there’s a mismatch between your actual tank level and the tank readout level display, you may need to replace your switch with a continuous level sensor, such as a tank level gauge, as it’s known to measure the exact liquid levels within a tank or a vessel.

Bottom line

Keep an eye on your float switch and make sure all the components are reacting properly to ensure smooth operation. In case of any issues, get it inspected right away to determine whether it needs to be repaired or replaced.

Bonnie Baldwin