I have a sump pump in my basement that is not able to pump water up to the house exterior exhaust, which is about 10 feet above it.
If allow the water to exit the exhaust a few feet above the sump well it can drain out just fine. However, it will not fill the exhaust pipe high enough to get the water to ground level. I have it off for now or it will just run continuously.
It starts/stops with the floater level just fine. The one-way valve seems to open OK. Looking in the sump well I can see the water swirling around while the pump is running. There are no blockages in the exhaust
Is the motor shot? Do I need a new pump? It is probably the original sump pump from the house construction (2003)