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Little Giant 6-CIA-ML 1/3 HP Submersible Automatic Sump Pump
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Little Giant

6-CIA-ML 1/3 HP Submersible Automatic Sump Pump

$149.00 /each

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For residential and light commercial use, the 1/3 HP, automatic 6-CIA sump pump provides efficient and reliable service. Pump has a 1-1/2 in. discharge with an 18 ft. maximum head. Cast iron motor housing is oil-filled for lifetime lubrication and excellent heat dissipation. Polycarbonate cover and polypropylene volute-base.

  • Screened inlet
  • 1-1/2 in. FNPT discharge
  • Stainless steel screws, bolts and handle
  • Oil-filled motor housing
  • Automatic operation with integral diaphragm switch: On level: 7 in. - 10 in. off level: 1 in. - 4 in. (Integral diaphragm switch is non-adjustable)

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Customer Questions & Answers

At what water depth does it start to pump?

At what water depth does it start to pump?
Asked by: mpetrof
The Little Giant 6-CIA-ML has a mid level switch that kicks on at 4" to 7" and off at 1" to 3". This is what the Little Giant web page has listed for this model.
Answered by: Jones
Date published: 2017-02-25

It looks like from the literature it has a float switch, however when looking at it, it does not ...

It looks like from the literature it has a float switch, however when looking at it, it does not appear like any other float switch I have seen. So does it have a float switch?
Asked by: JP
That is a great question. Thank you for asking because it gives me the opportunity to help you and future customers. There are many types of pump switches. Most manufacturer will produce the same basic pump and then offer it with and without all the different styles of switches that are available. This pump has a diaphragm style on off switch. Basically there is a rubber disk in the plastic housing on the side of the pump. When water enters the sump if pushes on this rubber disk and actuates the switch on the other side; turning the pump on. After the water has been evacuated the disk returns to the originally position and the pump shuts off. The logic behind this option is that external float switches can get hung up and require that the sump be bigger so they can move freely. This pump can work effectively in a sump that is only slightly larger than the pump. There are certain areas of the US where this was the preferred style of plumbers, for decades, so the sumps are small. Thus it is frequently needed for replacement as pumps with external floats won't fit..
Answered by: chris
Date published: 2017-01-09

What accessories you need

What accessories you need
Asked by: Argenis
I am sorry but there are many application for this pump and all would require different things. If however I was installing it in a sump in my basement in a permanent way, I would want to make sure I had a check valve on the discharge so that water in the discharge line did not flow back into the sump and cause the pump to go on and off in an endless cycle. It is also a critical best practice in such installations to drill a small hole in the discharge pipe below the check valve to allow air to escape. If not you run the risk of the sump filling slowly and trapping and air bubble in the volute. It this occurs the impeller will spin in the air pocket but no water will be pumped. The pump will pump liquids but not compress and expel an air bubble. Also on a permanent installation make sure you compare the pump discharge size with the pipe you are using. Often a reducing bushing is needed as your first fitting.
Answered by: chris
Date published: 2017-01-03

Replacement sump pump 6-CIA-ML 1/3 HP sumbersibel automatic Sump Pump

Can I replace a 20 year old pump, of the exact same model, and make, with this new pump? Are the input and output pipes of the same caliber as the old pump? Thank you
Asked by: steve
With Little Giant the model number such as 6-CIA-ML gives you the series or family but with in that series there may be different versions such as different voltages, impeller design ect. So I would look at the specific versions just to make sure you get it correct. If you have questions please feel free to give me a call. Chris 978 651 3301
Answered by: chris
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

6-CIA-ML 1/3 HP Submersible Automatic Sump Pump is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from NIce design and seems to be an excellent replacement for older pump that had a float. This is bei... NIce design and seems to be an excellent replacement for older pump that had a float. This is being used as an ejector above ground pump. It does seem to requre more pumps to clear line as inlet is closeer to bottom of housing than earlier version.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pumps like a champ, we use it to pump hot water @ 140 Degrees Fahrenheit and this was the only pu... Pumps like a champ, we use it to pump hot water @ 140 Degrees Fahrenheit and this was the only pump I could find in this price range that was rated up to 150 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dead in 4 months This pump replaced the one installed by the contractor in 1997. I'm glad I kept the old. I found the switch housing full of water. It must not have been sealed very well. I am hoping a switch kit will save it. Based on the original, great pump! If you buy one, make sure the electrics are sealed before you submerge it.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sump Replacement I wanted an identical replacement for a sump that was installed by a contractor 10+ years ago. I felt fortunate Home Depot had the identical OEM pump.
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pump Home Depot saved the day. Needed the pump because of the rains in Texas and kept my house from flooding. Thanks Home Depot for your fast and quick service.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy install, works great, pretty quiet. Easy to install. My last little giant lasted over 13 years. Pumps very quiet.
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product I had the same pump that stopped working after 22 years so why not get the same pump, and I do hope it will also be good for 20 years, at least I hope so. Fast shipping within 4 days.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made product Used this pump before and it lasted for a long time.
Date published: 2016-02-17
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