Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 36
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mscott2154 Flotec FPOS2400A Sump Pump
This my second Flotec pump. First one is still working after 6 years. I decided to replace it because it is pretty old now and I don't want to press my luck. I'll keep the old one just in case something goes wrong. Very pleased with performance of it. No issues whatsoever.
August 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by greedydog63 Did It's Job.
Replaced the Flotec with a cast iron Coleman
1/2 horse just in time. The Flotec worked great for seven years but I recently noticed an oil slick in the sump well water. I pulled the pump and noticed the cheap screws had rusted away and head was coming loose.
Good pump, bad hardware.
July 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by logomachon Good sump pumps for light-to-medium duty
I installed 2 in 2000. One failed in 2010 and I replaced it with the same model. I'm replacing the 14-year-old, just to be safe, and keeping it as an emergency spare.
The pumps have not been heavily worked. The sumps only have to handle rain and snow melt in the Philadelphia area; the water table is not a problem. However, there have been times when they have had to work steadily for two to four days.
The pumps easily lift water 10 feet to the outlet pipe. They are not noisy, but we do hear them. I find being able to hear the low hum comforting. On a couple of occasions the fact that I didn't hear the pump alerted me to a failure of the electrical circuit in time to fix things before the sump overflowed..
January 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kashman when you need a sump pump, this is for small over flow problems
to use this sump pump is easy,set it where you need it power it up and hope you don't need to use it!
July 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Miro Screws rusted, unit failed after 3.2 years.
As typical, needed a sump pump ASAP. Bought this Flotec unit (FP0S2400A, 1/3hp) in Nov 2011 from HD. In Feb 2015 I noted the presence of a large amount of clear, odorous oil floating on the water in the sump pit (on the order of more than a cup of oil). Pump still operated, but was leaking oil. When I pulled it I found that the screws that held the pump top on were NOT stainless, but simply regular steel, and three of the four heads had rusted away completely, and the top plate was coming loose, which allowed the oil to escape (and water to enter, of course). I think it's pretty poor of a manufacturer of SUMP PUMPS to use non stainless hardware. Needless to say, Flotec is off my acceptable list. I replaced the unit with a high quality Liberty unit (via amazon, as HD doesn't sell them) for just a little more ($135) -- cast iron, all stainless hardware, magnetic float switch. I hope for more than 3.2 years out of a sump pump.
February 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CompHelp Not so good
Bought this pump to replace an exact version of it at end of April. That one lasted about 4 years (a bit short for the intermittent work involved). While the reviews were average compared to others, was expecting heavy spring rains in the next couple of days and the pump I wanted to purchase wasn't going to be delivered for 4-5 days (the replacement also had the advantage of an easy install as all the plumbing would be in place). After 6 weeks it has failed. Under warranty and Home Depot return policy. Heading to store to return. Would avoid.
June 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Miguel Solid Pump to replace my old one
I bought this pump to replace an old pump that the float switch died and was totally sealed and unable to repair. It's the same size I had before and the new Flotec pump performs about the same. During the rainy season, my pump will run multiple times per day and this pump will easily keep up with the water flow.
I have read the reviews about the screws rusting or falling apart so I took a magnet and wanted to see if they were regular steel screws. The magnet would not stick to these screws so maybe they have replaced them with stainless ones. I will be keeping an eye on them since I regularly check my sump for any issues. All in all, this is an average pump and for the money seems like a decent deal. If you want a great one, then you'll need to spend $200 or more.
January 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hemi135 Garbage...Body separates in 1yr leaking oil-TWICE NOW
Bought two of these now each lasting 1 1/2yrs or less. The motor body separates apart over time releasing the motor's oil into the water. This is my second one now and its just a matter of weeks before my second one will fail now...Really POED at this lack of quality...Unacceptable cheap junk....I'm going with a full stainless body and cast iron base...Rigid is my next choice and hopefully it will last more than all plastic, cheaper Flotec. For the good of the order...stay away from the Flotec unless you like replacing them every year.
April 5, 2013