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jayre 02-20-2012 08:06 AM

Watchdog Basement Backup sump Battery Issue
 
It's about 3yrs old and the following light is on and is beeping:

Terminals corroded or battery defective / Clean terminals or replace battery.

However, I don't see any corrosion and the battery looks very clean. Resetting didn't help and still beeping. I cleaned the terminals anyway and checked the distilled water level. Nothing helped. Manual says battery is good for 5-7yrs.

1) If my battery is weak, is it possible to jump it and charged up stronger?

2) Do you recommend that I replace it with the same model? It costs $125 + $18 for a bag of acid.

nealtw 02-21-2012 06:59 AM

Does the battery come with a warrentee like car battery?

jayre 02-21-2012 08:23 AM

Only for 2 years.

nealtw 02-21-2012 08:35 AM

That's where I would start, see if you can find someone to check the battery.

Blue Jay 02-21-2012 08:36 AM

Might check it with a volt meter, I had a charger go bad on mine, battery was ok.


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