Not a bad pump so far - use a different switch!
This is my 4th sump pump replacement in a matter of 5 and a half years. Needless to say I am quite frustrated with the pumps I have gone thru except for one - which has been my $88 quick fix back up pump that I've used when had 3 pumps go out. So far, this pump seems the quietest but it doesn't seem to discharge as quickly as a previous 1/2 horse Flotec pump that I just replaced.
I've read a couple reviews where people weren't happy with the switch. I, too, have had frustrations with switches
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over the years so I simply disconnected this one and bought a separate one that mounts on the discharge pipe. You can also set it to whatever height you'd like the pump to kick on, so, im my case, I have it set a ltitle higher as my ground water level is quite high which means that previous pumps have cycled several times an hour. Now, here in the spring with the ground absolutely saturated, my pump runs only about once every 15 to 20 minutes compared to once every 5 minutes with a traditional tether switch. Honestly, the only other pump I was considering besides this one is a 1/2 horse Zoeller pump which is not sold in the big box stores, but it was about 50% more expensive. But as I said in the summary - so far so good!