Experience with Stevens sump pumps?
My local plumbing supply is pushing Stevens sump pumps, I am inclined to use a Zoeller n53 but I can't find a good piggyback switch locally. the supply guy likes the diaphram switch design that Stevens uses. I would like to get opinions on this.
also Stevens gives a 7 year warranty, Zoeller is one year. Seems that Zoeller could afford to offer a better warranty if their quality is as good as touted.
Never cared for the stevens pump
I dont like the stevens becasue I remember that
only one wire plugs into the wall and if the diaphram
switch fails then the pump is done..
I prefer a two wire deal where you can still plug the
pump into the power and advert disaster...
at 2am in the morning......
the Zoeller pump is a better pump...
their switch absolutely sucks, but the pump will proably run forever..
I have posted my solution before
you can buy the Zoeller motor only and just add
the SJE verticle switch....
http://onsmartpages.com/weilhammerpl...0_DSC08743.jpg you can also adjust the height to come on less oftern
Now, you would think by now that Zoeller would sell this in a package to compete with others like hydromatic..
.but for some reason they will not admit a design flaw in that crappy switch they have sold for decades....
I guess if you make something too good, then you dont have people comming back for repeat business...
Stevens Pump diagphram contact switch repair
I am trying to clean out my contact pressure / diaphragm switch but the Stevens pump site is scare as far as manuals / schemos...
Originally Posted by mattbee24
I called they suggested to replace the top assembly but if possible I would like to try and clean this one before I order...
Is this wise? By this I mean does anyone have any advice / tips on why or why not this is a good idea....or have some documents to help me with the repair?
I am sump pump noob but it seems pretty straight forward.