How to Remove a Sump Pump in 6 Steps

If you need to remove your sump pump, you can use this handy guide and video to show you how to remove a sump pump.

  1. If you live on a high water table or your sump pump runs a lot, have a backup pump to pump out the water in the pit while you change the pump.
  2. Unplug the power to the pump or turn the circuit breaker to the sump pump off.
  3. Lay down towels around the sump pit.
  4. If you have a quiet check valve for sump pump, remove that, but disconnect it slowly because all the water from the discharge line will spray out.
  5. Remove the sump pit cover if you have one.
  6. Pull the pump out of the pit using the handle on the sump pump.