(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Zoeller Sewage Pump switch doesn't always work

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    DIY Member cej22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Midway, UT
    Posts
    31

    Default Zoeller Sewage Pump switch doesn't always work

    I'm having a hard time finding an answer by searching.

    I have a house that's about three years old and over the last few months the sewage pump has failed to turn on three times, causing minor flooding in the unfinished basement. When it fails, I can lightly kick the discharge pipe and the pump starts immediately. It's a green Zoeller pump, but I can't determine the model number. If I had to guess based on the shape of the top and the price point of the home, I would say it's probably an N57. It has a separate float switch, but I don't have the slightest idea how to determine what brand it is.

    Is it a fairly safe assumption that this is a problem with the switch? What would cause the switch to fail very occasionally? If so, is the answer to change it with the Rhombus VerticalMaster switch? Are these commonly found? I called the big plumbing supply place I've used before and they are not a distributor.

    I think I'll also install an alarm. Any recommendations?

    Any guidance here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Consultant cwhyu2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cincinnati OH
    Posts
    1,330

    Default

    Is this pump ejecting sewage from bath or is it for just ground water?
    Ii maybe that the float switch arm needs to be cleaned.

  3. #3
    DIY Member cej22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Midway, UT
    Posts
    31

    Default

    It is for sewage and the float switch is tethered.
    Last edited by cej22; 03-18-2009 at 02:10 PM.

  4. #4
    Consultant cwhyu2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cincinnati OH
    Posts
    1,330

    Default

    Is this the pump? It`s an M57
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by cwhyu2; 03-18-2009 at 02:13 PM.

  5. #5
    DIY Member cej22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Midway, UT
    Posts
    31

    Default

    I think it's the "N" version, which doesn't have the attached float.

  6. #6
    Master Plumber master plumber mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of the brave....
    Posts
    4,243
    Blog Entries
    1

    Talking change the switch

    buy yourself a verticle master switch and just stand on your head in that pit and change out the bad switch...

    all you got to do it take a pair of wire cutters and cut away the switch... then attach the new switch to the pvc pipe and set it to the right height...

    remember ..... dont fall in...

    and dont cut the pump wire




Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •