Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 23
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Seattlelite Great purchase
I had a sump pump failure and it was due to the floating switch. After looking around i found that Home Depot carries this unit so i purchased it and after a couple of hours, the sump pump is up and running. The price was about half as much as from the contractor and it was convenience since i am close to Home Depot. Thanks goodness for Home Depot. It makes DIY projects easy and convenience.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Tony48840 So Far, So Good :)
This is a great replacement Float Switch for my sump pump. Old one gave out after only 2 years. Direct replacement, straight forward installation in less than 5 minutes using only a #2 Phillips Screwdriver.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by JimInOhio1 A good quick fix
I have an expensive Flotec sump pump with the vertical on/shutoff switch similar to the Model # FPSC4550A. It's 3/4 horsepower and does a really great job. The problems is that the shutoff switch just doesn't work all the time, and the pump will run continuously. I had a Rigid pump that had the same problem and it burned itself up.
Even though this is a completely different type of switch, it solved the problem of a pump that will not shut off. You just plug it in between the pump's cord and the electrical outlet. Run the float into the sump, attach it to something, and adjust it so that it shuts the power down before the water reaches the level where nothing is being pumped.
Much cheaper than replacing a good pump that just doesn't know when to quit. It also make it quieter because even when the original switch was working, it would be loudly sucking air at the end of the cycle.
I could buy 4 or 5 of these for the price that I paid for the pump.
January 25, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by FouledAnchor Easy to Replace, But Is There a Quality Concern?
Approx 2 years ago, I replaced my sump pump with a FLOTEC FP0S3200A-09, which came out of the box with a FP18-15BD Float Switch attached. My sump runs frequently (18-24 times per day). The pump continues to run perfectly, however, after only 2 years, the Float Switch failed and would not turn the pump off. I purchased a replacement FP18-15BD, but now know I need to keep an eye on it. The hardest part about making the replacement was removing the old corroded 1/4" screw that holds the cord retaining clamp to the top of the pump. If the first switch would have lasted longer, I'm not sure there would have been enough screw head left to be able to remove it (easily). Overall, replacing the Float Switch was quite easy and quick (and about $90 cheaper than replacing the entire sump. As stated earlier, my concern is Quality, if the first switch only lasted 2 years.
March 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Nick on the switchs
to those of you who had failures with this switch, i know from what i have read on the reviews that there are different styles of pumps used. this float does not have to be hooked up by the book, or how the original was hooked up. the least you can get the pump to run, the less wear you will have on the pump. i worked in a steel mill in the utilities section and we used a lot of these types of pumps and switches, check to make sure your switch is not being exposed to any chemicals in the water that could cause the rubber sealing the switch to leak, if need be run a bead of silicone sealant around the chord to the switch, this would be an added protection to the switch. then again replaceing this this switch again is still cheaper than going for a new pump, like i said in my rewiew- my pump is all cast iron including the impeller and will last longer than my house, also make sure if your sump has the horsepower to pump the sump out with out having to run all the time and to use a check valve that is in line if you can. this will prevent the discharge from running back into your sump. i have to pump from the sump to about 18 feet, with the inline check valve in keeps the pump from running all the time. thus a less amount of fluid in my sump well,
April 3, 2013