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Zoeller M98 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (53)
Durable (35)
Reliable (35)
I'd Buy It Again (28)
Quiet (28)
Cons
Heavy (9)
Expensive (7)
Packaging (7)
Unreliable (6)
Low Quality (4)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Power Equipment Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
30 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1280 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

One of our "Better" sellers!! And for good reason.

The Zoeller M98 is a 1/2 HP pump that churns out 4320 GPH @ 5'. This submersible cast iron pump is built to last and will give you years of worry free operation.

With a vertical float switch and capability for passing 1/2" solids, this workhouse has proudly earned a reputation for quality and dependability.
Jim Recommends This Model
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Jerrod D.
Secor, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/29/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Simply Solid
Bought this pump after having a Watchdog for 3 years. The Watchdog pump rusted in 2 years and froze up. After repairing it myself, it only lasted another year. Was very disappointed with it. So I got a solid cast iron pump. This pump is great. Unlike the Watchdog system, this pump is 100% solid cast iron. No plastic bottom or top. Works very well.
Jerrod Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Disaappointed Customer
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
09
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Disappointment
I purchased this pump about 5 years ago. Last month my basement was flooded. Average night of rain and no loss of power. went right to the pit to find the pump not working. unplugged/plugged it in a few times to finally hear a faint whirring noise- it was seized.

I wrote and called zoeller and didn't expect them to do much... Well, they didn't. They never answered my email so I called them. Talking to them on the phone wasn't any better.

I did my research before buying a sump... more
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
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James B.
Saline, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/27/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Built
The Zoeller M98 is an extremely well built sump pump. It is so much better than the sump pumps being sold in the big box stores. The best thing is that it is made in America!!!!!!
Pros: High Quality, Quiet, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
James Recommends This Zoeller Product
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David W.
Fishers, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/16/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Made!
I have had multiple sump pumps over the years. I did some research on this brand and decided to buy a better quality pump this time. So I shopped on-line and found the best price at Sump Pump Direct plus they included the shipping.

After being installed, I was amazed with the quietness of the unit and how quickly it cleared the water from the pit.

You only receive the pump so any accessories such as fittings or pvc materials must be purchased separately.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: None
David Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Wc Nee
Tustin, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/22/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Wow, I Just Checked My Order History And...
I've purchased three of these within the last three years. I didn't realize I was replacing these pumps every year. The last one tripped a breaker and I didn't discover the problem until now, 9 months after I purchased it. Who knows when it failed.

Fortunately Zoeller has a three year guarantee on them. I just didn't know I had been replacing them every year.
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Wc,
I'm sorry to hear of the issues that you are experiencing with your Zoeller pump. I would suspect that there may be something that is causing these pumps to fail as often as they are for you. As such, please call Zoeller tech support at 800-928-7867 to verify that you are installing this pump in the correct way and in the correct setting. Basin size, head lift, discharge piping diameter and pumping distance, can all play a part in failures and Zoeller tech support will be happy to help diagnose what may be happening here.
If you have any other questions or change your mind on how you want us to handle your warranty (refund instead of replacement), please let me know.

Sincerely,
Jim Owiecki

Sump Pumps Direct Product Expert
969 Veterans Pkwy Unit C
Bolingbrook, IL 60490
630-685-0025 Direct
james@pedstores.com
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Christopher Worthy
Oberlin, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/8/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Don't Buy It!
When I had this M98 pump installed a couple of months ago, it was fantastic. Seemed well built and solid, and it was quiet and powerful. I have a 1300 sq. ft. home with a basement in northeastern Ohio. When it rains it rains. Well New Years Eve, I come home from work(I work at a municipal fire dept., so I'm gone 24 hrs. a stretch) to a nice surprise of 3" of water in the basement. The Zoeller back up was overrun but struggling, and the M98 just sat there impotently humming but moving no... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Christopher,
I'm very sorry to hear about the problems you had with your pump. While I'm sure you'd rather not hear it, Zoeller pumps do continue to be one of the top pump brands in America. In many cases like these, the failure may be due to improper installation or something that may have been missed in the installation. You are welcome to call me or Zoeller tech support if you like to go over your installation. It appears that you have already contacted us for the warranty replacement which we will process as soon as your defective pump is received. Due to the manufacturer warranty process which is pretty much the same with most other brands, we do need the pump back before we can issue a replacement. IF you need the replacement ASAP, you can pay for a new replacement and once the defective pump is received, we will issue a full refund. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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Todd T.
Strongsville, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/11/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Made, Fast Delivery
I replaced original sump with this unit and it works flawlessly...silent operation and easy installation to boot...These units are very well made and with the watchdog back up system, no more worries of a power outage ...More importantly is how quickly sump pumps direct shipped it to my front door - 1 business day!!! Buy this unit and feel assured your sump issues will disappear.
Todd Recommends This Zoeller Product
Todd's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have purchased many parts thru you and it is both easy and fast...I recently had to replace my sump and I'm blown away on how fast it arrived and how value friendly the whole system was!... Thank you so much!"
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Ron C.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/22/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great
Needed new pump so far hasn't needed it but you never know. It is great security great shipping no problems thanks.
Ron Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Ron C.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/22/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great
So far so so good only has pump several times. I'm sure it will more than do the job!
Ron Recommends This Zoeller Product
Ron's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered it because a basement water proofer recommended it. Ordered it was delivered in no time my old one was 10 years old still working but wanted some insurance."
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Robert H.
Indianapolis, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/21/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
M98 Forever User
I have always used Zoeller M98. I just replaced my Current M98 in basement. It was not replaced due to malfunction but due to longevity. It had been in my sump pit for 8 years. It rains a fair amount in Indiana. Great Product. Go Zoeller or don't go at all!!!
Robert Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Anthony
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Working Great
Needed a unit for a custom exterior sump pump application. The pump arrived undamaged and is working great so far.
Anthony Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Jason C.
Fuquay Varina, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super Quick, Super Product
I ordered on a Monday after my previous sump died. On Wednesday, it was on my door step!

I put it in the hole, attached the pipes, and was up and running in 10 minutes. Great service and a great product!
Jason Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Gail B.
Raymore, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
M98 Pump
This is a quiet powerful pump. I installed it in my 18 inch dia sump pit. It short cycled on and off to much, so I attached a tether switch.
Gail Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Mike K.
Shorewood, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/25/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98
Ordered on late Sunday night and was delivered in a day in a half. Super fast service and kept me up to date with times and delivery times. Great company service. Easy install with pump. Well built
Mike Recommends This Zoeller Product
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George K.
Park Ridge, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/14/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Pump Awful Design For Vertical Float
We have a problem in our suburb for flooded basements. I have just built a new home and wanted to make sure we do not flood. I bought the best and what my contractor recommended. We have a bigger and deeper pit made. The sewer contractor installed and works great.

The PROBLEM is the vertical float. The pump is turned on about every minute or two, works for 5 seconds and turns off. I noticed this and told the contractor that I do not want this short cycling. The temp. sump pump I had... more
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
George,
George,
Your contractor was correct, that's how the M98 operates, with about a 6" on/off differential. The pump is operating correctly and I would not describe that as short cycling. You may need to position the pump higher in the pit, so that it doesn't turn on as quick. Lastly, Zoeller stands behind these pumps with a 3-Year warranty, so be assured you bought a high quality product.
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George's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great Website. Easy to find what I was looking for. Wish the reviews were more detailed on Cons as I bought a great pump but with a bad vertical float system."
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Ivan B.
Folsom, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/18/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sump Pump
I installed my pump and didn't realize how heavy it was. My other pumps would move across the basin, because they were so lite. This pump looks rugged.
Ivan Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Mark N.
Safety Harbor, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/7/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excess Water In Backyard!
In Florida we have some heavy downpours in the summer and the regular French drains have a hard time keeping up. Installed the 1/2 HP pump at the very back of our yard with it being fed on one side by a down spout and a catch basin on the other side.

I used a brass check valve instead of the regular plastic and piped it around the house to the street about a 100ft. Water hasn't collected since and the pool area stays clean!
Mark Recommends This Zoeller Product
Mark's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The web site was very easy to maneuver and the live chat was a great assistance! They answered all my questions and made good recommendations to address my problem."
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Karl S.
Syracuse, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/13/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Sump Pump Ever
Great Sump Pump!!! Made in the USA!!! Thank You for making a great product Zoeller and keep making it in the USA because it shows. This place puts the Big Box Stores to shame with selling better products and not junk or some brand you never have heard of.

Buy this pump if you want dependability and Quality!!!! Highly recommend the M98 Sump Pump.
Karl Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Christopher W.
Oberlin, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/8/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quiet Centurion
This is what a sump pump is supposed to do. Bought the M98 after swimming through multiple reviews, and this seemed the one to work for me. Had licensed plumbing contracting company replace the nightmarishly incompetent PSC Pro Series with the M98, and 508 backup. This thing is a beast! Hefty cast iron frame that sits in the sump crock and quietly, nearly effortlessly does its thing. I seriously cant hear it upstairs, and barely hear it in the basement. Must be due to the heavy cast iron... more
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Robert L.
Seneca, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/15/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Quiet
My sump pit is just under our bedroom. This pump is so quiet we can barely hear it run. No more annoying hum during night time rains!
Robert Recommends This Zoeller Product
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David R.
Columbus, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/30/16
REVIEWED
APR.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What The Dr Ordered
I contacted. They had it there. I ordered. They did their thing immediately! Had it in two days at a good price. 5 Thumbs up !!!!!!!!!!
Will do it again and again.
David Recommends This Zoeller Product
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James B.
Marion, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/30/16
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Nice Suprise
They make it easy to order, most of the time.
James Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Bonita C.
Pasadena, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/24/16
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Top Notch!
We had this same sump pump installed by a professional three years ago. It cost 900.00 dollars. It recently stopped working. The sump pump runs generally every 5 minutes as my house sits on an underground stream. So when it stopped working we didn't have another 900.00 to replace it, so I decided to look to the Internet. I put in the name of the sump pump and this company came up. I was elated, one to see the costs, which was an excellent value and two they had a video that showed how to... more
Bonita Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Wayne W.
Huntingdon Valley, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/2/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Pump Review
Pumps are great!! Switch not so much. I have a busy sump pump goes through many switches.
Wayne Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Gregory K.
Bloomington, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/2/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Working As Expected
Due to a power outage we had gotten an inch or two of water in the basement. We figured it was time to replace the old sump pump after 10+ years instead of waiting for it to fail. Installation was routine and since it's float is set to a lower level than the old pump it is keeping the water level around the foundation lower. It is also much quieter than the old pump. After checking the local big hardware stores I didn't like the short warranty offered with their pumps so I looked for a pump... more
Gregory Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Don C.
Gaines, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/27/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Pump!!
Purchased 1 of the supposedly best Big Box store pumps 10 years ago, it has burnt up about every 3 years and flooded the basement each time. These pumps were all noisy from the beginning. I called customer support and was told that was the best I could expect. Finally bought a Zoeller pump and what a difference, it is amazingly quiet, well constructed and a super easy install and only cost slightly more than the Chinese junk I had previously purchased, and the best part it was manufactured in... more
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Quiet, Easy To Use
Cons: None
Don Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Dan B.
Liverpool, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/26/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
Had significant water problems in previous home. So great I finally addressed issue with (2) Zoeller M98 pumps. Purchased new home 2015 only to discover a pump installed by previous owner couldn't adequately handle the job. Only one pump for me, I replaced with Zoeller M98, pump exceeded my expectations! Before water table filled sump crock to within 6" from top, now water barely ever reaches the top of pump. You can't put a price on 'peace of mind.'
Dan Recommends This Zoeller Product
Dan's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Couldn't get over how fast my new pump arrived!"
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Leonard D.
Hoffman Estates, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/13/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller Pumps
I have been using Zoller pumps for 15+ years the only problem with ten of the pumps that I have installed is float switches going bad. (Note 15 year old pumps) simple repair when motor is ohm out and checks to be fine. Other brands that I have installed motors were completely burn out. So my thoughts is yes they may be more in price but far outweighs the comps. In quality.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Leonard Recommends This Zoeller Product
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Leonard,
Getting 15 years of service out of Zoeller pumps is quite common. These vertical switches do wear out so replacing a switch every 3-5 years will extend the life of the pump.

You might want to consider the non-automatic version, "N" series. Here's a package with one of our best selling switches...Zoeller N98 Sump Pump Kit
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James F.
Brownsburg, IN
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Have A Backup
I know that sump pumps don't last forever but I have not had good luck with Zoellers. They work fine when they are operating but I have had 3 pumps simply stop working after about 3 1/2 years. I have lived in the house for 20 years and other pumps have lasted longer. The bottom line is you need a backup and consider replacing every 3 years.
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Donald B.
Joliet, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/30/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Product
This pump works very well. It is the most quiet of all the pumps that I have owned. I definitely would recommend this pump.
Donald Recommends This Zoeller Product
Donald's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered over a Holiday. It was at my door 2-3 day's later."
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Donald V.
Bettendorf, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/29/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replaced Zoeller Pump
My pump was 16 years old, never failed to pump water. I replaced with the same pump, Zoeller - 1/2 hp. Easy, and now worry free. Let it rain!!
Donald Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Edward P.
Botkins, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/22/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M-98
I have used the Zoeller pumps for many years, I have used other pumps, but was not as happy with them, and my basement flooded a couple of time, with the reliability of the Zoeller pumps I have not had a problem.
Edward Recommends This Zoeller Product
Edward's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered my sump pump, and was amazed when it was delivered the next day."
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Eugene Rusert
Ellisville, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Temporay Use During Hole Digging
Worked like it should have during hole digging. Concrete put in place today . Pump will be installed in the next few days
Eugene Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Justin B.
Dexter, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/11/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
M98
I purchased the M98 with the Zoeller check valve and pump Stand. The pump works very well and is nice and quiet. The only problem I had was when I received the M98 the power cord was severed almost all the way through. It would have been a real pain to send it back on my dime to fix the cord issue. I fixed the power cord be cutting it and rewiring it back inside the pump. Everything works fine now just wasn't expecting to have to do the electrical work.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: Heavy, Packaging
Justin Recommends This Zoeller Product
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Justin,
Sorry to hear about the issues you had. For damage items like that, we would of taken care of the return shipping charges. If you have any issues in the future, please let us know.
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Justin's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"My experience with the staff was great. I gave Jim my details and he sent me back two options to chose from. I didn't send my unit back with the failed power cord, however I'm sure they would have worked with me if I had chosen that route."
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Robert C.
Homer Glen, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/20/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Simply Terrific
Installed the pump and valve in my home. I have always been pleased with Zoeller quality. I've installed other brands but find I always return to Zoeller after being disappointed. Sump Pumps Direct was fantastic had issues with my old pump ordered and received my new pump 2/3 days later. same day my old pump quite. Installed and running in a couple hours. Perfect!
Robert Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Mckinley H.
Franklin, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/13/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pumps
Quick delivery and works great.
Mckinley Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Stephen Hansen
Beavercreek, OH
REVIEWED
OCT.
24
2010
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Sump Pump & Radon System
I have always had Zoeller Sump Pumps, only 2 thankfully. They do a Great Job.

Several years ago, I had my house tested for Radon. I had a big problem, so I got the problem fixed. One thing they do is seal you sump pump. Since this has been done, I have had no problems or failures.

I do like the idea of the Water Alarm for an unexpected problem.
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Jim M.
Crestline, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/18/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98
Originally I had purchased the Zoeller M98 to have as a backup in case either of the two pumps in my sump pit went bad. In my situation my house always has water coming into the sump pit so I tend to only get a year and a half years of service out of the pumps that I have bought in the past from the Big Box Stores. So, I decided to go another route and do some research online as to maybe there was a better pump out there that you just cannot find at these stores.

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Brian
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/23/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Zoeller M98 Failed After 2.5 Years
The cheap pump the builder installed in my home in 1994 lasted 10 years. The cheap one I replaced it with lasted 7. This expensive, highly rated Zoeller M98 pump lasted 2.5 years. What a waste of money!

The local Zoeller rep tells me that the pump is out of warranty because the warranty starts from the date of manufacture, not the date of purchase. Every other warrantied product I know of is from date of purchase. So, if you think you are getting a 3-year warranty as the manufacturer... more
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Expensive, Scam Warranty
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John S.
Bratenahl, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/26/13
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Float Switched Failed After 4 Months
I've purchase 3 M98's over the past several years. After 1 year, the float switch failed ON and then the motor seized. Sent back to Zoeller and I got a new one. The unit I purchased in Nov 2013 just had the same issue, the float switch failed ON, but I caught it before the motor failed due to heat.

I really cant recommend this pump due to what appears to be a bad quality issue with the float switch.

I use these in a residential application. We get a fair amount of water in the... more
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Low Quality
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Mark
REVIEWED
SEP.
01
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Worth The Money, Don't Listen That They Are The Best
It's real simple, broke, flooded basement after being only two and a half years old. It leaked oil. GARBAGE!!!!!!!
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Expensive, Broke After Only Two And A Half Years Of Use Not Worth The Money
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Todd
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Switch Sticks
It seems like a well made pump, but it has failed me numerous times. The pump was installed in 2009, and the switch sticks. Once, I had water in my basement. I would have had water numerous times if I had not checked it. One little nudge on the pipe and it engages. I'm trying silicone spray. Hope it solves the problem. But, I don't think it should be failing if it's only four years old.
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Eric
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/3/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Poor Customer Service
The float switch on this pump failed at 9 months. Zoeller would service the pump, but wanted me to send the pump at my expense to a service facility. In the meantime I have no pump in my pit. I expressed my concern about this, knowing my pump ran often. They did not seem to care. I replaced the pump at my own expense with a Liberty and have not had any problems for over a year. The float switch on the liberty is far better constructed and durable and because of the way they do it, it does... more
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Durability, Poor Customer Service From Zoeller
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Kevin B.
Union Springs, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/4/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Disappointing
Bought this with confidence due to its rating and reviews. Failed within one month! The impeller fails to spin when the motor is activated. Basement flooded. Total disappointment.
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Kevin,
I'm sorry to hear of the problem you experienced with your Zoeller sump pump. Zoeller is a name that is synonymous within the sump pump world and used by most plumbing contractors around the country. While we do not see many failures, there is always a possibility that such a failure could be due to a manufacturing defect or improper installation.

If you would please call Zoeller tech support at 800-928-7867 and speak to them regarding this issue, they will be happy to assist you in troubleshooting the cause of the problem. If they deem the pump as defective, please get back to me the name of the tech you spoke to and I'll be happy to handle the warranty for you.

Sincerely,
Jim Owiecki
Sump Pumps Direct Product Expert
800-710-7499 X125
630-685-0025 - Direct
james@pedstores.com
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Evan V.
Gloucester, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/6/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Old Zoeller Finally Needed Replacement
Was delighted to see that Zoeller had kept basically same dimensions. Even at 1/4 horse more than the old one, it fit perfectly and was in place & operating within 15 minutes. I just hope it lasts half as long as its predecessor!
Pros: High Quality, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Fit In Place Of 20 Yr Old Zoeller With No Alteration
Evan Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Thomas G.
Danbury, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/4/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
31
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Real Pump
Prior experience dictated choice better to have a quality unit and not worry this pump is great has the power to handle and does it without all the noise associated with cheaper units.
Thomas Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Denny A.
Mount Vernon, OH
REVIEWED
MAR.
19
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
3-year Warranty, 4-year Life
I installed this unit in March of 2011 and it worked very well until March 2015.

The impeller is free to turn, and the switch seems to be working. The motor just hums when the switch activates.

No movement at all from the impeller. The cost, then is $50 per year.
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Kevin N.
West Seneca, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/23/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
14
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
One Heavy Duty Pump
Bought two of these Zoeller pumps and I love the high quality construction, the cast iron body and the composite float and rod that will never rust out.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Price
Cons: Packaging, But It Made It In One Peace
Kevin Recommends This Zoeller Product
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John P.
Cobb Island, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/10/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Backup Pump
This pump as a back up in case the other pump fails or we get a lot of rain. The pump came damaged, the pump guard was disengaged and the only way to reinstall it was to disassemble the pump, which I was not going to do.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy, Packaging
John Recommends This Zoeller Product
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
John,
When a damaged product is received, we need to be notified immediately because there is a specified window of time in which we're allowed to file a claim. Please contact us if we could be of any service.
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Dennis
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/30/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Working Great
Had to replace a 1hp Rigid (Home Depot) with a "lifetime" warranty. They don't sell that model anymore, nor do they sell a lifetime warranty product. It broke leaving a big pool of oil in my sump the day before a huge storm moved into Chicago. I looked around and decided to stay away from the box store products and was able to drive to sump pump direct and pick up this pump. Installed it very quickly. That night we had a huge storm and this pump cleared my pit as fast as the 1hp.... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use
Cons: Expensive
Dennis Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Bradley C.
Abingdon, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/25/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Basement Water
After 2 other pumps failed me, this pump is working great. Highly recommend.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Easy To Use
Bradley Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Allen J.
Fallbrook, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/6/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
Bought this pump to replace another pump that was only about $100. This was over twice the cost... and had a smaller discharge pipe... but it works great. I knew there was a significant difference when I went to install it. My other pump weighed only about 10 lbs... while this one weighed close to 40 lbs... but who cares? I don't want to be replacing septic pumps every year... so we will see how this one stands the test of time. So far it is working like a champ.
Pros: Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Price
Allen Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Joseph L.
West Islip, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/6/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
I have gone through many "big store" as a fill in. From now on, I'll just keep this extra one on my shelf. Pump is very reliable and cost-effective.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Joseph Recommends This Zoeller Product
Joseph Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very quick shipping and delivery. Very reliable"
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Robert P.
Monaca, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/2/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Pump Ever
I had the 1/3 hp for 19 years and changed it while it was still running good because of the age. This pump is so quiet I put a bell on it so I can hear that it comes on if I'm close.
Robert Recommends This Zoeller Product
Robert's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I will deal with sump pumps direct forever. Great company"
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Andrew W.
Hollywood, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/14/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Increased Hp
I replaced my M53 with the M98 after the 53 failed. The cause of failure was water intrusion in the switch housing due to the seal deteriorating, which caused shorting out. I wanted more power and went with the 98 after reading reviews on it as well as watching videos on line that recommended it.

Installation was pretty simple since I had already gained experience while installing a battery backup pump (a Watchdog brand) last year. Pretty much just needed to attach a new length of PVC to... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Packaging
Andrew Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Harold
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/12/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
2nd One
First one lasted quite awhile - almost never used, then when I finally needed it the switch didn't turn on. Bought the other style with the motor on a stand and the pump in the sump - piece of junk, tips over, clogs. So I bought another one of these. The first time I needed it the basement flooded again. Turns out, I needed to dig out the sump hole much deeper because of the hysteresis of the switch mechanism. They need to give instructions on the depth - because the float has to really push... more
Pros: High Quality, Heavy Duty
Harold Recommends This Zoeller Product
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Harold,
In the owner's manual, it states the basin should be at least 18" wide by 24" deep.
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Andrey
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/24/14
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good...
I've had one before and it lasted me for quite a few years, that's why I've got another one. It's been only a month, but so far so good.
Works fine and is very quiet.
Pros: Quiet, Price
Cons: Heavy
Andrey Recommends This Zoeller Product
Andrey's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good price, good service and quick delivery. Very satisfied."
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Mike D.
Saginaw, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/14/14
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great!
Love the pump need I say more! :)
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Price
Mike Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Kenneth L.
Florissant, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/7/14
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
2nd Zoeller Purchased
Good pump easy to install delivery was quick and price was competitive. Technical support prior to the purchase was excellent.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, Fast
Kenneth Recommends This Zoeller Product
Kenneth's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The second pump purchased was for a neighbor."
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David
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/13/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
I was very pleased with the way my order was handled in a timely manner, and yes I think this a fine product and easy to use.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
David Recommends This Zoeller Product
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James D.
Portland, OR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/21/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Used Zoeller Pumps For Years
I have used Zoeller pumps for years. The few failures I have seen have been due to old age, and bad installation. I use Zoeller for all of my crawl space sump pump installs.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
James Recommends This Zoeller Product
James Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Two things stand out with sump pumps direct. Fast service and good prices."
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Jeff D.
Harleysville, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/7/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Sump Pump
I ordered and received this sump a few weeks ago. It was very easy to install. It clears the sump pit of water much faster then the previous one I had. The only issue I have with it, is that there is no adjustment on the float. My sump pit is a little shallow so I had to fix it so the sump would activate a little sooner. Other than that, Great Sump Pump!
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Easy To Use
Jeff Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Duane G.
Denver, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/29/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy
The sump pump was easy to install and removed water super fast. It was a little heavy when I to installed it into a crawl space. But over all very pleased with my purchase.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, Fast
Cons: Heavy
Duane Recommends This Zoeller Product
Duane Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was easy to order online, the order shipped fast and arrived in good condition."
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Jack M.
Springfield, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/9/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Pump, Great Service
I bought this Zoeller pump to replace a 1/3 HP Zoeller that has been in my pit for 9 years. The original Zoeller has worked like a champ, but It does run a lot, so I wanted to replace it proactively. If the new one works as well as the original, I'll be happy.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Jack Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Frank S.
Sandwich, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/19/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Old Pump Quit
This Zoeller M98 pump was purchased to replace the pump that quit. Pump seems to be quality made and install was standard. Plugged in and it took care of business. Hope not to need it again but learned a lesson and will probably replace this one before it dies. Everyone at PED was very helpful.
Pros: Durable, Price, Reliable, High Quality
Frank Recommends This Zoeller Product
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John
Orland Park, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/2/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Service & Even Better Price
Great service and even better price. Already recommended this company to a friend and he said he had the same experience. Hope I don't have to call you for a long, long time. But if I need any other products that you carry, you can rest assured that you will be my first call.
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Christopher J.
Depew, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/19/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased
Our sump burned out during a heavy winter storm and thaw. We researched sump pumps and decided to go with this one. It was a great decision.

We ordered it online, and it delivered within a few days. It was extremely easy to install, and it runs quiet. It drains the water very quickly and totally exceeded my expectations. Great product!
Christopher Recommends This Zoeller Product
Christopher's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very easy to navigate the website, and we received fast delivery."
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David C.
Westfield, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/16/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
From 3 To 1
I had a very wet basement until I purchased your sump pump. I had three pumps going all the time, after installing this Zoeller, I eliminated the three and your one pump handles the problem alone better than the three others did before. I would recommend Zoeller above all others.
David Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Dennis F.
Saint Paris, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/21/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
I have had lots of pumps that were junk. If I have the need for another pump, this is the one I am buying.
Dennis Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Paul Mucica
Stoneham, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/14/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Like A Charm
Bought a new M98 to replace a 25-year-old model that was having shut-off problems. Ten minutes to install, just before a major rainfall. Excellent. Oh, yeah, the original was looked at recently by a friend who is in the well installation business. He flushed it out, did a few minor repairs, and returned it to me good as new. Always nice to have a great backup. Really a great pump. Spend a few bucks extra and buy something that lasts.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Should Come With Bracket Installed
Paul Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Joe P.
Beverly, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/10/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replacment
The M98 is a replacement pump that recently failed. To stem the flooding cellar, I installed a temporary pedestal style pump to regain control of the flood waters.

This will be permanently installed at a later date.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Price
Joe Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Ronald O.
Buffalo, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Thing Since Toothpaste
I had an older version of this same pump installed for 11 years with not a problem unfortunately my float mechanism started to fail. I researched the repair parts cost and added in the estimated labor costs to replace the parts and decided that it would be much more cost effective to remove and replace the pump than to repair the old one. It would also allow me to replace my defective shut off valve and replace it with a new type quiet valve. Truthfully I was sad to see the old pump go but if... more
Ronald Recommends This Zoeller Product
Ronald's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The new pump is functioning as well as its predecessor and I do not anticipate any other problems for years to come I really have been impressed by this manufacture and the quality and the quality control program used prior to sending their products to the field. Another big selling factor is that the assembly is built and tested in the USA..I'll say no more...an excellent product."
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Derek S.
Dedham, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/23/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
14
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Zoeller M98
I needed a solid pump and the Zoeller M98 came with good reviews. Overall, I am happy with the pump. It is very solid and should last a long while.

I likely won't purchase from Sump Pumps Direct again. The box the pump cam in was mangled, the instructions unreadable (chewed up by a mouse?), and the horseshoe shaped guard over the float was bent. I was able to bend it back to where it works. But I feel it is unacceptable for a product to arrive in that condition.
Derek Recommends This Zoeller Product
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Derek,
Thank you for writing us regarding your experience. While we strive to offer and provide the very best possible customer service and delivery, the pumps and shipping boxes are not, unfortunately, designed to our satisfaction and we do, on occasion, see damages and complaints.

These boxes are designed by the manufacturer and due to the amount of orders we ship on a daily basis, there is no way to provide extra padding to every Zoeller pump order that we ship.

Please test the pump and let us know if there is any problem with it so that we can get it corrected as soon as possible. If you should have any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Jim Owiecki
Sump Pumps Direct Product Expert
800-710-7499 X125
630-685-0025 - Direct
james@pedstores.com
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John M.
Hollywood, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/19/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
M98 Model
Zoeller is a good product brand.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Good Product
Cons: Packaging
John Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Greg G.
Delphos, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/12/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Pump
This pump is the best pump I have ever bought. I had one like this before and it lasted almost 10 years!!! Now I have 2 of these pump in my basement. I can sleep at night knowing the will work and pump water like crazy. Plus this website has the best prices of anyone believe me I checked everywhere. If you want a great pump and want to get it at a great price don't go anywhere else you have found it here.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, Price
Cons: Packaging
Greg Recommends This Zoeller Product
Greg Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered pumps and got them within 3 days of ordering!!!"
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David D.
Hixson, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/2/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Replacement
High quality quieter replacement.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Price
Cons: Heavy
David Recommends This Zoeller Product
David Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very responsive. Easy to order by phone. Shipping and no sales tax. What's not to like?"
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Kay P.
Baltimore, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/29/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fixed In A Jiffy
By ordering direct I got the exact product I needed. I bypassed the middle man, saved a service call and got fast service! A win- win. Thx
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Price, Light Weight
Kay Recommends This Zoeller Product
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David R.
Baldwinsville, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/29/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Unit!
I had a pedistal pump and replace it with this. So much quieter. I love it!
Pros: High Quality, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
David Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Jonathan K.
Boulder, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/14/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
Powerful, well built, high capacity. Far better pump than any of the pedestal pumps in the big box home improvement stores. Don't waste money of the cheap pumps.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Fast, Exceeded Expectations
Jonathan Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Patrick T.
Chesterfield, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/25/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality
Way above what those chain home improvement stores sell.
Patrick Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Larry P.
Forest Hill, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/18/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lasting Effect
After replacing several lower quality pumps, I decided to go for the premium pump. I have only had to use on a test run. So far so good.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Quiet, Price
Larry Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Roger B.
Jacksonville, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/22/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value!
I looked and looked for a pump from all local businesses in my area but could not find one to meet my requirements. I came upon Sump Pumps Direct online and read about the Zoeller pumps and looked at the many videos available on their website. I was sold on the quality of the Zoeller pumps and ordered one. It has exceeded my expectations. It is practically noiseless and has done a great job keeping my lawn area dry by pumping away excess water from my French drainage system. The cost was... more
Pros: High Quality, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Roger Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Joseph G.
Western Springs, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/20/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Extra Sump Needed
I put a extra sump in my basement as a back up incase one failed or in case there is lots of rain and both are needed.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Quiet, Price
Cons: Have To Install
Joseph Recommends This Zoeller Product
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10
Dan M.
Orland Park, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/10/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98 - 1/2 Hp Cast Iron Submersible Sump Pump W/ Vertical Float Switch Review
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable
Dan Recommends This Zoeller Product
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10
Vickie W.
Greenville, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/19/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Sump Pump
Good pump would tell others it's a good buy quiet and does the job. My husband is happy with it easy to install. Thanks
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight
Vickie Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Amina
REVIEWED
AUG.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'm Satisfied!
My husband and I are first time homebuyers and are new at the "Do It Yourself" house maintenance. We have a Zoeller M98 and it lasted for over 41/2 years before we had to replace it. Actually, we just ordered it from Sump Pump Direct today. I cant wait to help my husband install the new one. We are also looking into purchasing the Jackal 18" by 24" Basin and lid.
Pros: Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Easy To Use
Cons: Heavy
Amina Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Thomas S.
Allendale, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/31/10
REVIEWED
JUL.
29
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Sump Pump, Great Price
We have 4 sump pumps in our basement they are now all the Zoeller M98. I always have a back up pump in storage. When a pump goes bad you need one right away. As my various pumps have failed, I have used the Zoeller M98. I don't think I will be replacing any of these pumps soon though.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Quiet, Price
Thomas Recommends This Zoeller Product
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David C.
Saranac Lake, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/12/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump!
I purchased this pump to replace another pump that was over 4 years old. This pump is quiet and so far it is working perfectly. Hope that it will give me many years of dependable service.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Quiet, Price
David Recommends This Zoeller Product
David Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great purchasing experience."
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Gary S.
Madison, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/11/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Basement Had 6-inches Of Water
My basement had 6 inches of water for the first time ever. That's why I decided to install this pump. It pumped 5 inches in no time. I had to stand next to it to make sure it was running, it was so quiet.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast
Cons: None
Gary Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Christine M.
Blue Springs, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/7/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Don't Know Much About Pumps, But...
I bought this pump to replace another one in our backyard water feature. I really don't know anything about sump pumps but looked at the old one and decided to find something similar.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Christine Recommends This Zoeller Product
Christine Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Sump Pumps Direct had one and at a more reasonable price than other sources. I was extremely pleased with their quick delivery, and also the warranty period on the pump. Would use this source again."
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Thomas G.
Morrisville, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/8/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
One Heavy Duty Pump
My three year old pump stopped working due to a rusted out float guide rod. I wont give the name of the company because I think they already know they make a cheap overpriced pump. I bought two of these Zoeller pumps and I love the high quality construction, the cast iron body and the composite float and rod that will never rust out like a Way$#@ pump....ooops I almost said their name. I should have switched to Zoeller a long time ago, a plumber I know said he swears by Zoeller when I had said... more
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Quiet, Reliable
Thomas Recommends This Zoeller Product
Thomas Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent shipping department. Packaging for such a heavy pump had no damage on arrival, and the package made it to my house in two days. Great job!!"
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Gerry
Davenport, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/29/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98
Extremely well made, fast and efficient delivery. My only concern was that it was shipped in the original box and it started to break through by the time UPS delivered it. Price was very god as well.
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John
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/15/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Test
Last week we had heavy rains and the Zoeller handled it well. My neighbor was right, this is a good sump pump. Thanks




















We had heavy rains last week and the Zoeller did very well. Thanks

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Kurt
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/18/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
April 2013 In Chicago
We had the the worst flooding in over 50 years in the Chicagoland region during a 3 day period. I got a call from my wife that one of our sump pumps wasn't working. Ever store was sold out. Got online and found your site, called and found out you were 20 minutes away. The young man I spoke with (Nate) couldn't have been nicer. Drove over picked up my new pump and installed it without a problem. Great Experience!
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Arne E.
Pretty Prairie, KS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/28/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Loose Screws
When I received the pump, I found a screw in the bottom of the box. I looked the pump over and didn't see any screws missing. I didn't know there were screws mounted on the underneath side, holding the bottom casing on. So I plug it in, and everything seemed to work. Two days later it kicked the breaker, so I took it out , and noticed the bottom casing and come loose and locked up the pump. It had broke off two screws in the housing. I got the broke off screws out, and replaced them. The pump... more
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Linda R.
Geneva, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/25/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sump Pump
There is no story here, we have had this sump before and it is the best on the market. We have one in the basement right now and decided to keep one ready because of our history with water and such. They say to replace one every 5 years but I believe it is wise to be ready with another and just keep the one going as long as you trust it.
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James B.
Clinton Township, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/13/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Quality & Service
I have a fully finished basement, so water is a major concern. I'm only a few feet above the local water table so my pump runs every day even in very dry weather and as much as once a minute when it rains heavily so reliability is the primary concern. I've been through several sump pumps over the past 20 years but this Zoeller pump is solid. Very quiet and efficient. I haven't bought Zoeller in the past because of price but after a recent close call with a sticking float switch I was ready... more
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10
Jim M.
Crestline, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/18/13
REVIEWED
APR.
30
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
M98
About 2-3 months ago I bought a m98 pump and check valve and I had it installed by a professional today 4-30-13 and even though I just put it n use how due today, the pump itself does not come on as often and it is very much more quiet.
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10
Ted
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/5/13
REVIEWED
APR.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98 1/2hp Sump Pump
The Zoeller M98 is everything and more that has been written about it. I replaced a 1/3hp sump pump with the M98 and feel much more comfortable that in the event of very heavy rainfalls, the M98 will easily handle it. Highly recommend this sump pump.
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10
Chuck
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/6/12
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Sump Pump
After 4 months of an exceptionally wet season, this pump is wonderful. Quiet and flawless operation and plenty of flow.
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10
Bill
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/26/13
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Smooth
When old pump float started to stick, I read the reviews and was convinced I could do it myself (instead of plumber). Shipped fast, sat in garage till weekend, installed in less than hour. Very please with pump and process.
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10
Robert H.
Peoria Heights, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/12/13
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98
Rec'd pump & removed backup pump same day. It is doing a fine job. Thank you for the fine service. Looking forward to a long trouble free pump.
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10
Dan
Memphis, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/5/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worked Perfectly
I installed this pump outside in a well made by stacking 3 Flo-wells. The Frech drain line was not able to leach into a dry well due to clay ground and the pump was a perfect answer to remove the water from the well!
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Jody
Plainfield, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/18/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good!
Had this pump for a couple of weeks now. It replaced a very cheap builder grade plastic pump that completely stopped working. So far it's working great, no sign of water and we've had some very wet weather. The reps that I spoke to were very helpful too. They answered all of my many many questions. Thanks.
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10
Sandra
Glen Ellyn, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/11/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller Pump Fills The Need!
I purchased this as our 2nd pump, but when the sump hole dries up betweem the seasons, I intend to change it to be the #1 pump. We live in an area where underground water flows well into the spring after snow has melted and have found it much more comfortable over the yeasr to have two pumps rather than just one.

This pump has a 1/2 horse motor and most of our other ones have been just 1/3 hp. We expect it to do a good job and have a long life.
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Jim
Portland, OR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/17/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Small Contracting Business
I run a small contracting business. My customers call on my company for everything, from roofing to sump pumps. I have been installing Zoeller pumps for many years. They are rugged and last a long time when installed correctly. I have also installed some Liberty pumps, they are also a good pump but I prefer the Zoeller.

I have accounts with all the major plumbing wholesalers in my area but I get a much better price from you. Your service is fast and reliable.
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10
Mike
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/15/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great
My order arrived quickly and instructions were easy. Made install a breeze. Pump working perfectly again .
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10
George
Antioch, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/5/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
M98 Pump
Pump was easy to install and works great! Quiet, and efficient.
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10
Jessee
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/2/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98
I'm finally back to a rugged, cast iron pump like the original pump in my house. I regretfully removed the original pump after the float switch assembly rusted and broke the pump was in service approximately 15 years. After the original was pulled out, I went through two cheap plastic pumps from Lowes and Home Depot in about 4 years. I was so pleased when I opened the box with the new Zoeller pump and felt the weight and saw the quality of construction. For a little more cost than a... more
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Richard
Brighton, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/29/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
19
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
My Zoeller Experience
This my second Zoeller M98 in less than two years. I had to replace the first on just short of two years because it stopped working. I thought it was strange to quit so soon because this is a quality pump. I liked the way it worked and decided to try again. Upon inspection and being suspicious of the symptoms (motor/impeller would start running after a manual rotation of the impeller) I decided to disassemble the pump. My suspicions were correct and it was indeed a burned out starting capacitor... more
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Bob
Livonia, MI
REVIEWED
FEB.
03
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Water Intake
I was almost sold on the Zoeller sump pump when I read that the water intake is located on the bottom of the pump rather than the side (elevated off the bottom of the well). The bottom location allows debris to clog much easier than the side intakes . Also, all sumps must have the switches replaced..unfortunately. I had a Little Giant sump that worked flawlessly for over 10 yrs without ever replacing anything on it. I shopped for another Little Giant 1/2 hp motor...but they are discontinued!
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Keith
Rochester, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/2/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
26
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased
I recently purchased the M98 Zoeller pump and have been very pleased with the pump. The pump is very quiet and efficient.
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Anthony
Avon, IN
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Was Good Pump Until...
Purchased a home with a warranty. About 3-months in our new home the original sump pump went out, so warranty covered the cost of a new pump. The plumber came out to install the new pump. He immediately began bashing the "cheap, plastic, do-it-yourself" store brand while giddily praising the "kicka**, cast iron, you want have another issue, Zoeller pump. For 3-years the Zoeller has done the job. Our only complaint was that the unit is noisy and - during heavy rain - the unit... more
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Oscar
Royalton, OH
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2011
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Zoeller Let Me Down
I had a Zoeller pump that came with the brand new house. It failed miserably in 2.5 years. It just stopped and the backup ran to its death. Lost the main and the backup and all this happened when I needed most. We received like 6 inches of rain in 3 hrs and my basement became a pool. Sorry Zoeller. You let me down.
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Pam Woods
Glendale, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/23/10
REVIEWED
AUG.
14
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Service, Parts, & Price
Not only do we love this sump pump, it works really fast in getting the water pumped out (seemed like seconds).

The store was really fast in getting it to us, not even with paying for over night. With the flooding here in Wisconsin we couldn't find any pumps or even wet-vacs.

We called on Friday, got it Tuesday- but this is not the first time this company did well. I have ordered before and got the same service.

GREAT SERVICE, GOOD PARTS,GREAT PRICE, what more can you ask for? THANKS!!
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Kristin B.
Mooresville, IN
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2010
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Pump Failed After 2 Years
We had this pump installed by a local company, and it failed (burnt up) after only 2 years. We contacted the installer and it is out of warranty, nothing we can do but spend the money on a new sump pump at this point. What a waste!
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Kristin,
You may want to touch base with the folks at Zoeller to make sure you have the right pump and set up for the job- they have a very low failure rate, and may have some good advice for you. You can contact them toll free at (800) 928-7867.
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Wayne P.
Salem, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/24/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Reliable Pumps
I have had this pump before I bought from another place locally about 13 years ago, I did not know of sump pumps direct then. I had just put in two sump pump lines 1 1/2 and 1 1/4 inch lines so I bought two of these a primary and a secondary pump these are very reliable pumps as much as my old one ran it lasted a long time.
Wayne Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Sandra S.
Millington, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/14/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sandra, Nj
My Zoeller M98 was great. It came on time and was just the right fit. Had it hooked up in about half hour. Was just as the spec's stated works great. I would certainly come back for another when the time comes.
Sandra Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Marc W.
Swarthmore, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/6/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality Product
I have been using these for basement sumps for years and they work forever. solid construction, durable and reliable. The float switches tend to break down in 5-7 years but are not hard to replace. I might consider an electronic switch next time. I high recommend this.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Easy To Use
Marc Recommends This Zoeller Product
Marc's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"perfect consumer experience, homeowner- residential use"
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Steve N.
Fostoria, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/4/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
27
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Trusted Pump
I was happy with the price and it arrived quickly (I think 3 days). I ordered it for a customer who's water softener I was working on. When it got to my shop, I noticed that the float guard (the stainless loop that sits above the float) was sticking out of the box. I decided not to open it until I got to their home so they could see how it arrived to me. I didn't want them to think I threw it in my van (like UPS probably did a few times). When I opened the pump in their basement, it had pieces... more
Steve Recommends This Zoeller Product
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James M.
Des Moines, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/29/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Upgraded
My Zoeller 3/10 h.p. gave up after 7 long years of excellent service. That being said, after it gave up I began checking online, as most of the retail stores in my area were out of stock of Any sump pumps. When I saw Sump Pumps Direct site it was a no brainier.

I purchased the M98- 1/2 h.p. for about $60.00 less than a distributor would have charged, Plus free shipping and handling and received it the very next day!! I know where I will purchase my next one probably Before I actually need... more
James Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Richard H.
Alexandria, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/6/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Piece Of Equipment
Came on time, easy to install. Plumbers were impressed I bought a high quality pump instead of what was available at the big box retail stores just down the road (both an orange and a blue one).
Richard Recommends This Zoeller Product
Richard's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast, easy, on time - what more could you want!"
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Edward L.
Kimball, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/3/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Pump
My old Zoeller pump lasted 8 years of heavy use. I upgraded to the 1/2 HP this time and I love it. Coupled with the great ultra quiet flow valve I forget it's there.
Edward Recommends This Zoeller Product
Edward's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"JUST GREAT"
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Kevin M.
Manteno, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/26/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good
Previous Zoeller float switch started failing, and my plumber buddy strongly recommended replacing with the Zoeller M98. Found the best price on this site, ordered it, and 2 days later it arrived on my porch. Took me 10 mins to swap it out. The new one is super quiet, I actually had to check on it the first storm because it was so quiet. Love it, definitely looking forward to years of a worry free dry basement!!!
Kevin Recommends This Zoeller Product
Kevin's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Price was good, shipping was ridiculously fast!"
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Joe B.
Spencerport, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/21/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
Finally replaced a big box pedestal pump after 12 years of use. Though I never had a problem with it, and it ran and still runs upon removal for 12 years, I didn't want to take a chance as I knew I was pushing its life.

After all the research I've done, I settled upon the Zoeller M98, Why? MADE IT THE USA!!! and, high marks from a great deal of reviews I read.

It was easy to install, and I used a Zoeller Check Valve as well. Though its only been a couple of months, it seems to work great... more
Joe Recommends This Zoeller Product
Joe's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Outstanding service and shipping, received very quickly."
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Jose M.
East Moline, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/7/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great
Water coming in very hard in my basement pit and the pump kept with it did not have any problems.
Jose Recommends This Zoeller Product
Jose's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"VERY GOOD"
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Patricia E.
Lorain, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/23/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quick Shipping
The pumps I order arrived on time. One was installed immediately and it works.
Patricia Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Joseph V.
Mantua, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/17/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Worth The Price
The Zoeller M98 came in within just a few days. It was ready to go. with a minimum of effort it was installed and functioned perfectly. I am totally satisfied with the delivery and quality of the product.

Also, I am very pleased with Power Equipment Direct. I have purchased other products from here and have had great success. This Outfit has Knowledgeable staff,the service and delivery are excellent. Looking forward to more great equipment.
Joseph Recommends This Zoeller Product
Joseph's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"PED is a fine organization. I have bought several products from here. I have been satisfied every time. the service and the delivery are excellent. The staff is very knowledgeable about the product they represent. I would recommend this site to anyone and to my family and friends. This is how much confidence I have in getting high quality and best price. I am glad that I found this site. Keep up the Good work."
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Matt S.
Monroe, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/28/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Top Quality
Fast and quiet! I purchased it because of the quality associated with the name Zoeller.
Matt Recommends This Zoeller Product
Matt's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast and quiet! I purchased it because of the quality associated with the name Zoeller."
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Jack W.
Oroville, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/17/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than I Expected.
This is a well built, heavy duty pump.It has performed as expected. It was delivered earlier than promised and that's a plus in my book. Highly recommend it !!!
Jack Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Jonathan M.
East Hardwick, VT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/16/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98 Submersible Sump Pump
This is an excellent pump, sturdy, very reliable with the float well designed and protected from obstruction. I've used a similar model in a wet basement unattended in a summer home for five years with no problems.
Jonathan Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Patrick M.
Saint John, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/9/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
We just moved into a newer house and I wasn't sure how old the pump was. We had some significant rain and the pump didn't sound right and was running constantly. The pump arrived in 24 hrs which was amazing. The box was beat up the there was no evidence of damage.

This pump is a beast. It is built like a tank and came with easy instructions. I pulled to old pump and I think it weighed less than half if this one. It was a breeze to install. Shortly afterward we received several days of... more
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Edward I.
Putnam Valley, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/4/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Problerm Solved
I complained of an annoying gurgling sound after my new M98 sump shut down. I ran several tests today and discovered the sound was coming from the idle backup pump sitting next to the M98.

They are connected by a T and separated by individual check valves. The bottom of the back up pump was out of the water when the M98 finished it's cycle. What ever air or water that seeped past the check valve was bubbling up and causing the gurgling.

The lesson is that the backup pump can't be... more
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Edward I.
Putnam Valley, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/4/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not At All Happy
The pump looks great and runs like a top out of the water. Put it in the sump, and after it finishes pumping it shuts off and loud gurgling goes on for twenty seconds.

Have tried increasing the vent hole in the PVC pipe. Replaced the check valve (three feet above sump). Retightened every clamp and the noise persists. I have never encountered this with a sump pump and I have had many.

I am spending Saturday morning once again trying to unravel the mystery. So far this is a huge... more
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Joseph A.
Staten Island, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/2/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow
This pump is powerful.
Joseph Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Aaron B.
Liberty Twp, OH
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Disappointed
We purchased the 1/2hp just about 4 years ago. It worked until a few days ago, when during a heavy rainstorm the motor appears to have seized up. It just started humming but not pumping water. I tried disconnecting power, also verified the impeller was free, unit not vapor locked etc. No luck. Pump is definitely dead. I would like to think that a Zoeller pump would last longer than 4 years. Not sure to give Zoeller another try or not.
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Billy P.
Sparta, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/9/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
11
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Pump Failure
A friend of mine has a sump with a half horse and third horse along with an electric battery back up pump. In the last several years the these pumps have been installed I have replaced two pumps. Now in all fairness the half horse pump runs every few minutes because of the water table in the basement. I understand that these pumps will not last forever.

About a month ago the half horse pump was starting to run continuously which means it had failed well I had a backup half horse so I... more
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David F.
Glen Rose, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/27/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth Every Penny!
I installed this pump in my backyard to rectify a drainage issue I had been having. After install I had virtually no standing water issues at all....That is until we received 4-5 inches of rain in roughly 2 hours here in Texas. Our backyard is shaped like a bowl, so the water kept rising.

We thought our pump wasn't working at first but come to find out, it was pumping away and doing its job completely submerged under a foot of water! The water almost got into our house. Had it not been... more
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June T.
New Orleans, LA
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Zoeller Pump M98
I replaced two Zoeller sump pump because of the white plastic screw nut. Over time the screws pop off and then fill with water, the second pump last for about a year. Must be a defect in the white plastic screws.
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John A.
Hanover, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/5/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Built For Lasting
Have had 2 of these pumps side by side in our home. Roughly 8 to 10 year lifespan.
John Recommends This Zoeller Product
John's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent to deal with really easy"
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Steve C.
Warrenville, IL
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
By Far The Best Sump Pump
This sump pump is by far the best sump pump in the industry. Performance and reliability is second to none.
Steve Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Jeffrey P.
Ida, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/9/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Review
I am very happy with sump pumps direct... I also have great faith in the Zoeller pumps. I did place a call to a rep about the shipping... I have gotten a few pumps with you, and one of them had been thrown around so badly the bottom of the pump was broken... and without delay, your company took care of me and sent a new one.

The last pump I received wasn't broken... but it was obvious the pump had been roughly handled and all the packing inside the box was broken, so there was no more... more
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Kathy
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/4/15
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Purchase
So pleased with this purchase. High quality, easy to install, and received it within a few days of purchase. Would recommend this sump pump to anyone. Will only buy Zoeller.
Kathy Recommends This Zoeller Product
Kathy's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Sump Pumps Direct had exactly what I was looking for and had the best price I could find. Great experience and couldn't be more pleased."
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James E.
Dallas, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/26/15
REVIEWED
APR.
17
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Supprt American Cos
So far so good, just wish an AMERICAN company had some of the other features that the Chinese companies sell.
James Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Ronald L.
Delaware, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/24/15
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Purchase
Sump Pumps Direct is great to deal with, best prices and fast shipping. You can tell the Zoeller M98 pump is a quality made pump, add the fact it is made here in the U.S.A. is a big bonus.

This pump moves a lot of water, so if you have a water problem in your basement as I do, get this pump. It may use a little more electric, from my research the Zoeller pumps last for many years.
Ronald Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Charles M.
Timonium, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/3/15
REVIEWED
FEB.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replacement Unit
I bought this M98 to replace an existing Zoeller M53 pump. Current pump still operation but gets overwhelmed in extreme rain conditions. The M98 pumps around 1500 GPH more than the M53 so I am expecting water will stay in sump pit during extreme heavy rains. The Zoeller brand has been very reliable for me as I have two pits in my basement. I expect this unit to be just as reliable.
Charles Recommends This Zoeller Product
Charles's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Pump pricing is competitive with other sites. Free shipping is a definite plus and unit arrived on time."
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Stanley B.
Houston, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/8/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
30
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Some Problems Wth This Pump In The Past
This is my third M98. I've had trouble with the first two with water getting into the top switch assembly causing the pump to trip the gfci plug. Maybe I have the wrong pump for the application.

One of the guys at Zoeller recommended the M137. Also my basin may be too small.
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Duval V.
Plainfield, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/29/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The King Of Pumps
When you open the box and pull out the M98, you see the craftsmanship of this pump. There is nothing "cheap" about this pump.

I have purchased this pump twice now - once for my first home, and now again for my new home of a year.

I made the right decision in purchasing a Zoeller pump. It's money well spent.
Duval Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Paul B.
Milton, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/23/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Service !!!
Great service, no problem with purchase.
Just what I wanted !! Great value !!!
Paul Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Rita K.
New Hyde Park, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/8/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Ending
I ordered the sump pumps and the ups guy delivered them to someone else. When I called SumpPumpsDirect.com, Bob was very helpful and understanding. He called me and suggested that I order another set of 3 sump pumps, and assured me that the first order's money will be refunded as soon as UPS finishes there investigation. My contractor had to wait for 3 days and we got the sum pumps.

The very next day, the UPS guy rang my door bell to deliver me the previous sump pumps which were lost. So I... more
Rita Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Bob
Littleton, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/11/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Pump A Long Time Coming!
Had several pumps over a 35 year period. This Zoeller is clearly the best by an extraordinary margin.

When my last pump died there was a period of several days when the seep was not attended. Installed the Zoeller, plug her in and the water was gone in a flash. I fully expect that the total cast iron construction will service our needs for many years.

I expect we will be well satisfied.
Bob Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Ronald Barber
Seaford, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/3/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Did The Job
We had 14 inches of rain, and I bought 2 Zoeller M98s and they just performed like a charm through that storm.My french drain worked perfect when it was needed thanks to my Zoeller pumps. No water got into my basement with that record rainfall on Long Island.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, Quiet
Ronald Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Paul P.
Hartsdale, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/3/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Purchased Another
I Have owned a zoeller pump previously....this is my third purchase..they are reliable and durable
Pros: High Quality, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Paul Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Bruce B.
Ortonville, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/22/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Only Use Zoeller
I have two sump pits with Zoeller M-98 in both of them. I live in an area which has a high water table, and my pumps run quite often, and in a heavy rain, my main pump will run continuously for a couple of days. After several burn outs of switches and motors on other brands of pumps, I switched to Zoeller on the recommendation of a master plumber friend. Have used them ever since. Because of the heavy use, I replace on a rotating basis every five years. I have also replaced the float switch... more
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Quiet, Easy To Use
Cons: Packaging
Bruce Recommends This Zoeller Product
Bruce's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordering was easy and received the pump within a couple of days."
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Daryl
Quakertown, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/13/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best By Far
Very powerful and quiet....Very high water table and had basement flood numerous times but not for the last. 3 yrs.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Daryl Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Gerald S.
Roodhouse, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/15/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
By Far A Better Value
The last Zoeller sump pump lasted 8 years in the basement. The new one was just a few bucks more than the brands sold in the big home stores that last only 2- 3 years. The Zoeller sump pump is by far a better value.
Pros: Reliable, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Gerald Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Anthony G.
Waltham, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/17/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump For The Price
The pump has worked over the past 4 years pumping anywhere from every 5 mins for days to every hour in heavy rains since I live at the bottom of a hill. Bought another for backup if its ever needed.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, Price
Anthony Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Frank P.
Brooklyn, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/26/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Zoeller M98
I used this pump in a crawl space under a house that always took rain water. It worked fast for the amount of water that would cascaded in this crawl space. There wasnt anymore flooding from rain water. I especially liked the cast iron body of this pump. I also liked the design of the float on the rod.This pump does not fail. I will always install this pump no questions asked.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Frank Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Cliff M.
Western Springs, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/21/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Cadillac Of Sump Pumps
Look no further. I have been using this model for decades.. I live in an area with a very high water table. This unit works constantly. I change it out every 3 to 4 years because it runs so much. Great work horse. I sleep at night during heavy rainstorms listening to this baby purring away. Best around.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Quiet, Easy To Use
Cliff Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Robert W.
Jim Thorpe, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/15/14
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Recommended By A Friend
Great pump easy to install, runs really quite. Time will only tell concerning durability but I'm expecting to get a long lasting performance .
Pump seems to be constructed very well.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Robert Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Wilford C.
Spencerville, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/24/14
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Problems So Far
This pump is a lot quieter than our old pump. Empties sump pit a lot faster. So far no problems!!!
Pros: High Quality, Price, Quiet, Fast
Wilford Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Husam H.
Knoxville, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/8/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Highly Recommend It
I will be buying two more soon. I am glad to have had a chance to try one out.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use
Husam Recommends This Zoeller Product
Husam Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"So far it is the best sump pump I have used."
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Coenraad V.
Alexandria, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/12/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Needed A Sump Pump Quickly
The existing sump pump failed to function properely (would not shut off when the water level had reached the bottom of the input suction - causing a thermal overload), just as the rains started. The local plumber wanted about $600.00 to replace it with "their choice" brand. I though the price a bit steep, and so decided to replace it myself. Sump Pumps Direct provided the reasonable solution with a Zoeller 1/2 HP pump for $214.00, including shipping. I should have ordered a new check... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Easy To Use
Cons: Heavy
Coenraad Recommends This Zoeller Product
Coenraad Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered pump on line it was promised to be delivered within 4 business days, arrived on the third. The products descriptions were excelent, making the chioce easy."
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Jerrol C.
Whitewater, KS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/4/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller Pumps Are The Best Money Can Buy
We have four Zoeller pumps. They are the most dependable sump pumps we've found. Zoeller has never failed us.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Jerrol Recommends This Zoeller Product
Jerrol Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipping was fast from Sump Pumps Direct."
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Doug
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/26/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Basement Footings Are At River Bank Level
With a floodwall across the street I need reliable sump pumps.I am using a Zoeller M98 as my primary pump.

My secondary pump is another brand that had problems with the switch sticking due to a rusty float system. I zip tied the float in the on position and plugged it into a Basement Watchdog Dual Float Switch and Controller. Problem solved. Be aware that the switch box is quite large and could be a problem for cramped outlets.

USGS water alerts are GREAT!
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Jerry
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/27/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98 Sump Pump
I just installed three of this model pump and was very satisfied with the delivery and quality of this product.
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Scott
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/12/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Smooth
Purchased my Zoller M98 sump pump and a Zoller check valve Tuesday, received it Thursday and installed today Fri the 15th. After a easy install the pump works great. Love the 1/2 hp and how quickly it removes water from sump. Thanks SPD on getting it to me quick.
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James
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/1/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pump Needed
I searched quite a bit to find this pump. I spoke w/ plumbers and hardware store employees. And, after all that, this was the sump pump for the job. Good solid pump. Easy delivery and install (I did it myself, not complicated). So far so good. I would recommend this to everyone.
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Craig
Colwich, KS
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
2nd Bad Zoeller Pump
Zoeller has had a reputation of having sticking switches for quite a while. Wish I would have discovered sooner and has done little to resolve the problem. They are a expensive pump that looks like it can do anything but comes up short. Their warranty is 1 yr. While their competitor Coleman is lifetime. Both Zoeller pumps lasted only 2-3 years. That seems weak to me for just pumping water from my washing machine. When the problem started I called Zeoller but it was just over their warranty... more
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Craig,
Discharge from a wash machine (graywater) should not go into a sump pit and when it does, it will decrease the life span of a pump greatly.
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Fred
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/26/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98 Sump Pump
Replaced my sump pump. I needed it quick! Sump Pumps direct had a sump at a good price and offered quick deliveries. Sump pump arrived on time and installation was easy.
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Bill
South Ridinf, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/13/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Installing Sump Pump
Easy to install and didn't need any additional parts with exception of a new check valve. My existing PVC unscrewed from my old pump and after a little cleanup it worked fine with the new pump. I would recommend installing a new check valve when you install a new pump.
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Mike
Ft Jennings, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/9/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller Sump Pump
I like the fact it is made in the USA. The pump is very quiet and is doing a good job considering all the rain we have had lately.I replaced a Wayne pump that didn't have a float but a sensor for the water level. The water has some iron in it so it would leave a film on the sensor so I was constantly cleaning it so it would function properly.
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David
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/4/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Pump Ever
This is one of the best pumps I have ever bought.
I have replace 3 flotechs all professional grade pumps.
They all was noisy and the last one was the float less model which never shut off when the sump was empty.
replaced 2 sensor within 3 years had to unplug it to reset it all the time.

So if your are looking for a good pump you do not have to look no further.

This are well made and work great.

Also they are made here in the USA.
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Mike
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/24/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98 Sump Pump
Great quality, shipped fast, easy to install. Bought this one to replace my 15+ year old Zoeller sump pump that had a bad flaot switch. Swap took me less than 15 minutes and works like a charm.
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Mary
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/26/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
We have had rain over one week steady and basement is bone dry. This pump is great. Don't buy anything else.
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Joe
Louisville, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/23/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller Quality
I have known the Zoeller name for several years since I grew up very close to their manufacturing facility in Louisville Kentucky. My father and uncles would always say that Zoeller made the best pumps . I looked for a Zoller pump at the big box stores in Louisville but was unable to find what I wanted. I then looked online and found Sump Pumps Direct and the Zoeller M98 .

I am very pleased with the pump as it is powerful and quite. It was very easy to install and is operating well after... more
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Scott
Odenton, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/4/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
27
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mr Scott
From the initial order down to receiving, installing the unit - everything was great!
I would recommend purchasing from this company to anyone!.
thank you....
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Jay
San Mateo, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow ..this Is A Great Pump! Quality For A Great Price!
Every winter our back yard floods and we rely on 2 sump pumps to keep the flooding out of the house. It used to be that we bought other top name pumps from our local Big Box Hardware until my wife did some research which indicated that the Zoeller was one of the best and most reliable pump available. So we bought one from Sump Pumps Direct and it was great. A couple of weeks back the other pump went out in a heavy storm and I was forced to buy another brand as a stop gap while we ordered the... more
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Harold
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/19/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoller Sump Pump
Myself and a friend installed the sump pump this past summer. We have had a lot of rain this fall the ground is now full of water today the pump came on for the first time it worked great. I'm glad we did that gave peace of mind to know the water will not fill my crawl space like it has in the past falls and winters.GREAT PUMP.
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Keith
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Real Quiet
The Zoeller Sump Pump was very easy to install and is a real quiet pump.
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Ray
Cleveland, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/11/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sandy Flood
I got flooded from Sandy due to no power for 27 hours and my sump pump failure.

I bought this Zoeller pump from Sump Pumps Direct as a backup pump. I had called a local plumbing company to install a pump during storm. He was here for 25 min. and they charged me $800 for this same exact pump and 25 min. of labor. They told me me this is the Cadillac of pumps. Hmmmmm...

I bought the same exact pump from this web site for 1/4 the price. I guess during a crisis, the plumbing company can... more
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Dale B.
Manassas, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/30/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Heavy Duty, Easy To Self-install
I installed the M98 along with a 507 battery backup pump in a couple of hours. The M98 is a heavy, well built pump. I like the integrated float switch as it uses a little less room than a dangling float.

Both units operated flawlessly at the start. I am relieved after having my old primary and backup fail during Hurricane Sandy.
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Steve
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump And Fast Shipping!!
Hey, thanks! You got the pump out to me right before Hurricane Sandy and gave me the extra comfort I needed !!

Thank You!!
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Robby
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/22/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
14
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy Replacement
The sump pump in the home we purchased was 20 years old and the float switch was broken. I was happy to find this website due to it's reviews and how-to videos.

After deciding on this pump, everything was easy. Directions were clear and supplemented with the videos on this site. The pump works well and is quiet.

I now value the free shipping because this pump is very heavy.
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Thomas K.
Hawthorn Woods, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/26/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
All Happy In The Pit
This is a replacement to the one I bought at my local hardware store.The hardware store model had problems within 9 months and was still under warranty, which the store replaced free of charge. Again, only this time it was a little over a year later the hardware store pump went out again.

So I went back to my tried and true Zoeller sump pump. I am a home owner for over 44 years and I've had Zoeller pumps before. This time I was trying to save a few bucks, but it just was not worth it. more
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Richard
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/16/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bad Pump
The pump you sent me did not work. Called Zoeller about the pump, they would honor the pump warranty and directed me to a repair store for assistance. Pump was fixed, a minor electrical issue.
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Terry M.
Mahomet, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/6/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replaced Failed Wayne Cdu800 With Zoeller M98
Substitution was relatively easy; there was some adjustment to the length of output pipe required.

I am somewhat concerned that intake on Zoeller pump is on bottom instead of on side, as on Wayne pump; it could cause pickup fouling as debris collects in the sump. I raised the Zoeller on a pair of bricks to provide some "insurance" in that respect.
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Donald S.
Columbia, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/11/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rock Solid American Iron
It's cast-iron, powder-coated, super quiet and heavy. It exudes quality.

It has a nice, long 15 ft. power cord.

I can't find a thing wrong with this pump!!
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James
Atwater, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/26/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Pump Made In The U.s.a.
My old pump was in the house when we purchased the place and I had no idea how old it was. We never thought about the pump until one time when we had a long dry spell. I have a sink in the basement that drains into the sump. As I was running some water into the sink I noticed that the pump was not turning on to pump the water out. Then I noticed that the switch was stuck due to years of crud stuck to it.

I purchased a new Zoeller 1/2 hp pump along with the 1-1/2" check valve and... more
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William
Louisville, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/14/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Waiting For Rain
Bought 2 new M98 Pumps. Have had them for a couple of weeks, but we've had little or no rain during that time.

They do seem to run properly, so I'll wait until we have some substantial rain.
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Gary
Hanover, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/4/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump!
The pump I owned previously was a Zoeller, 13yrs. old and thats the only brand I'd purchase. The old pump was actually working fine however, 13yrs. is long enough. I've retired it to a back-up role. Sump Pumps Direct conducted business as indicated and the transaction was very smooth and fast. I would recommend Sump Pumps Direct to anyone looking for problem free on-line shopping. Plus the guy pictured on the site just looks honest. :-)
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Jesse
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/18/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
"sump Pump Success"
The Zoeller sump pump was an exact match and replacement. It worked perfect without any flaws. My only complaint, if you want to call it one, is the shipping company was a little rough with the package but after inspection all looked okay.
Thanks for the great price too. I did a lot of checking around and your price was the best and the process was quick and I received it within a week of my order. Thanks and I will look to continue business in the future!, Happy Customer!
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Charles
Hamilton, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/24/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sump
My existing Zoeller pump was hanging up and not kicking on and sometimes staying on all the time (apparant bad switch). I ordered a new pump to be a replacement/backup. I also ordered a new swithch from Zoeller - with your help to locate the correct site. I set up the new pump like the existing one and made it a quick (10 min) switch. It works great. I was impressed with your website - I liked the selection, really liked the price compared to Granger, I liked the no shipment cost and... more
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John
Lee, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/28/11
REVIEWED
JAN.
01
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Make Sure To Clean Out The Muck In Your Basin
Ordered two Zoeller M98's as exact replacements to pumps installed by contractor 13 years ago. Two of the three original Zoeller M98 pumps installed 13 years ago failed due to reasons unknown, but suspect that since there was a 2 inch layer of clay/muck that collected in sump basin, the pumps became clogged and probably burned out the motors. Reused the original check valves and rubber couplings but had to buy new SS clamps since the originals rusted to badly for reuse. Since these were exact... more
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Omar
Middletown, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/2/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
25
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super Strong Pump
Had it installed and tested super strong. Had bought one from home depot took it back cause it felt like a toy compared to this one. I was also super satisfied with the turnaround time from sump pumps direct. But to put it to the ultimate test waiting for hurricane season to come. I will write another review then.
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Bob
Marlborough, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/23/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
14
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Definitely Worth Considering
When my 13 year old sump burned out and flooded my basement I needed a solid replacement. Of course the big box stores came to mind and all models available were about $200 and got less than stellar reviews. While searching the web I came across reviews on the Zoeller brand where all were excellent, Ordering from Sumppumpsdirect was easy, best price, free delivery and quick. The pump fit my existing connections and works like a charm!!!
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David
Ann Arbor, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/25/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
11
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Upgraded From Zoeller 1/3 Hp
My Zoeller M53 was 4 years old, and performing faithfully. However, during several severe storms, my sump filled so fast that the M53's 34 gpm (at 10 feet head) was barely enough to get the job done. Moreover, by the end of 4 years, I estimated that the switch had been cycled about 300,000 times. Because Sump Pumps Direct provides such thorough comparison specs, I was able to analyze how the higher capacity M98 would improve my situation. The M98 on-off difference is 6.5 inches, which in an... more
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Bob
Bangor, PA
REVIEWED
OCT.
01
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Zoeller M98 Failure
The float switch comes attached and set with no adjustment available. Therein lies the weak link with this pump. After a very heavy rainfall, the pump could not keep up and ran continuously for several hours. Eventually the water level slowly dropped over a period of several hours. The pump slowly uncovered itself and the entire motor stator was no longer in water. The float switch finally stopped the pump and the water level came back up and covered the stator again. This process repeated and... more
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Bob,
Zoeller submersible pumps work best it standard size (18" by 24") pits. The factory set pumping range, when used in a standard size pit, provides the pump with proper cooling because the pumps stays submerged, which keeps it cool. If you're pit is smaller and shallower than the standard size, the pump will still work, but in most cases will have a shorter life span.
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Bob
Johnstown, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/5/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rev. R.e. Walter
We needed a Pump to replace a Home Depot model that only lasted two years at our church. I love Zoeller pumps and have used several over the years in different homes. Pump was delivered promptly, and works even better then we anticipated.
Blessings, Pastor Bob
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Jl
Sussex, NJ
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super!!!
Pump is super! Totally painless procedure, everything was perfect, Thank You.
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Mv
Bridgewater, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/2/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
An American Made Pump
August and September brought heavy rains to the northeast, flooding was everywhere. Checked my pump during the rains and the pumped failed when I tested it.

Found Sump pump direct on-line and found an American made pump-just what I was looking for. Ordering, shipping,installation were all easy and the pump checked good.
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Janine
Highland, NY
REVIEWED
SEP.
24
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing!
I'm in NY and during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee we received over 11 inches of rain. My basement ALWAYS gets water and I've used other familiar brands of pumps---THIS one is shockingly better!!!

PRIOR to owning this pump, water poured in and the pitpump would just barely keep up--often allowing 6 inches of water in 14 of the room. During the deluge of Irene and Lee-----the pit didn't even fill!!! This pump cleared water as fast or faster than it came in!!!!!!

I never... more
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Andrew
Lansdale, PA
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What A Pump!
I am very happy with this pump. It is a true workhorse. Well built, durable and it does it's job.
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Bernie
Flemington, NJ
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rock Solid - Long Lasting Pump!
I've had a Zoeller M98 installed for nearly 9 years. I have high water table so this pump has run a lot over that period and basement always stayed dry. With the onslaught of Hurricane Irene, for first time ever, the M98 was finally overwhelmed and I had to put a second sump pump in the hole to get the water out fast enough. Unfortunately, with the non-stop pumping demanded by the pummeling of Irene here in NJ, the Zoeller finally gave out.

My basement did flood and took on about 6 inches... more
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Bruce
Green Pond, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/5/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump M98...fast Shipping Great Price!
So Far so good, easy to install and fast shipping and great price!! only 2 days to NJ.. Great pump built like that "Brick, you know what house" only negative, I ordered a Zoeller Check valve but was charged extra shipping and valve was in same box as the pump? But over all great to deal with thanks.
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John
Clayton, DE
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump!!!!
The Zoeller came very to my house very fast. It was very easy to install and I was glad to see that I needed to drill a 316 hole in the pvc pipe so that water would run down back into the pit. At first I drilled the hole at a 90 degree angle and when the pump was operating, the stream of water hit the side of the pit and splashed out. I made a hole slope downward and now the stream just goes into the pit. The sump pump is very quick and strong and quiet as well!!! I'm glad that I... more
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Frank
Madison, NJ
REVIEWED
AUG.
31
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Non-adjustable Float
Pumps a lot of water but don't use if you have a deep sump and a high water table, like me. The pump will run constantly and you can't adjust the float. There is a very narrow range between the on and off setting.
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David
Mount Prospect, IL
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Working Great
So far the pump is working great. I had a little over a month now and i have learned my lesson . I should have researched sump pumps more in depth, before settling in just going to home depot and buying a pump from there.
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Robert
Minot, ND
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/20/11
REVIEWED
AUG.
17
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Looks Good
I received the four components to install a sump pump all in one box. The pump was set loose in the basin and probably during shipping bounced around enough to break the bottom of the basin. Since I wanted to get the project finished and needed to drill holes in the bottom anyway I installed it. All other parts are good. No water to test it now that comes in the spring. It looks good.
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Robert
Fonda, NY
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Pumps Made
Web site was easy to navigate. Service was fast and pump arrived in perfect condition.

I used a Zoeller pump in my last home. The water table was high and we pumped water most months.
I had it set up to go out the front of the house and down the driveway or by turning a valve I could pump it about 45 feet out through my back yard when it was going to freeze or we had freezing temperatures.

Best pumps made. The first pump lasted over seven years. Replaced it and bought parts for... more
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David
San Luis Obispo, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/7/11
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Septic Application
I have used the M98 pumps for 2 years now. First in Texas now in San Luis Obispo. Being a manager of a KOA campground they work great for my lift stations my only problem is baby wipes/personal wipes they lock up the pump and they burn them up. We hand out flyers not to flush them, it does not stop all of them. If you have a solution that could help me let me know. Thank you.
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
David,
The M98 is designed for Sump/Effluent applications. For your application, a sewage or grinder pump would work better for your systems because they're able to pass solids with ease.
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Kalyan
Schaumburg, IL
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing Workhorse
Had this pump for a month. Has been performing extremely well. Peace of mind during this storms.
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Steve
Rochester, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/1/11
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
So far so good. Before I bought this pump I was using a Flotec. About every two years I would have to replace it. I am hoping that this pump will last longer than two years. We will have to wait and see.
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Olivia
Ann Arbor, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/18/11
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
High Marks
I'm very pleased so far with every aspect of the process.

The website made it easy to execute the order, and there were multiple follow-up messages to make sure that the order had gone through satisfactorily and names to contact if there were problems.

The price was very competitive, much below what I'd expected to have to pay.

The delivery was exceptionally prompt. I opted for free delivery and was prepared for a reasonable wait before receiving the product, but to my surprise the... more
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Jim
Centerville, OH
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2011
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
M98 Lasted Only 2 Years
My M98 lasted only 2 years. The previous M98 also only lasted 2 years. (My plumber always uses Zoeller and highly recommends these.) The problem this time was the that sump pump just kept running and did not shut off. I caught it soon enough so it didn't burn out, but I replaced it anyway with a new Zoeller pump that I had in reserve. I live where there is high limestone and hard water. Zoeller said I need a new shutoff switch (004-705 and 034-046). I ordered it and will try to fix the... more
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Jerry
Wallisville, TX
REVIEWED
APR.
04
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98 Sump Pump
Great pump. Arrived on time and when promised. Easy install, took less than 1-hr. Runs great. Highly recommend Sump Pumps Direct.
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George
South Weymouth, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/10/11
REVIEWED
APR.
01
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
American Pride - Quality Product
40 years in the building trades and find this to be a quality well-made product. Weight factor alone makes one think it is quality.

I would like to see ability to replace switch if necessary in the future. I took my 6 year old, (inferior) model off-line and replaced with yours. I saved the older pump in case of emergency

Thank You for having a well made quality product. Keep it in AMERICA!
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Ron
Vienna, OH
REVIEWED
MAR.
28
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98
Received it very quick. Hopefully it will give me many years of reliable service. The only thing that surprised me was it only comes with a one year warranty. The big box stores in our area sell cheaper pumps with a 3-5 year warranty.
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Philip
Scarsdale, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/14/11
REVIEWED
MAR.
19
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller Is Tops
I had a Zoeller pump for 14 years, and I could sleep well at night knowing it was there. One day, I heard something unusual coming from the basement. It seems after 14 years, the switch on my Zoeller was stuck in the on position.

Because I live in a high water table area, I can't be without a pump working, so I ran out to Home Depot on a Sunday to get a pump to replace the Zoeller. I purchased the top of the line Flotec pump for around $200. Within a year, it went bad. I got a free... more
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Chris
Oak Harbor, OH
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fast Shipping
Unbelievable, ordered the pump at noon on Tuesday, shipped from Illinois to Ohio, arrived Wednesday at 11:00 am.

Standard shipping at its best, Thanks.
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George A.
Delano, MN
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Straight Forward Answers
I wanted a pump that was American made, many are not. I wanted a 1/2 HP of excellent quality and durability. This pump seemed to fit my needs the best.

I did call and asked questions about several pumps. It's great to have a place and person to get your questions answered straight forward.

Oh, by the way this pump weighs 38 lbs. wow. The pump is installed, but the ground is still frozen so there is no run off yet.
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Mike Sarrazin
Corunna, MI
REVIEWED
FEB.
17
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sleep Easy Knowing Zoeller Is On The Job!
I have had two of these pumps running in my office basement since 1981, that's right 30 (THIRTY) years and have only replaced the switch one time each. These pumps are built to last and when installed as mine are one a foot above the other you can be confident that one will always be working.

You still have to check them a couple of times a year and I always unplug the bottom one for a day in the spring so the upper pump can exercise. And these babies get worked!

My crock sits in a... more
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Nick & Tara C.
Fishers, IN
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Like A Charm!!
We moved into our house almost two years ago and being on a high water table, our sump ran like crazy! We had a ton of rain and 6 months later our sump failed and our basement flooded. We decided to put a primary, back-up, and a battery back-up pump in our sump well.

We bought a Ridgid for our primary and a year later, the switch went bad. It was okay because we have an alarm on it and plus the back-up would kick on. We decided enough was enough and we needed a good reliable pump.
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Velma Torres
Bellevue, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/18/10
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Service For Excellent Products!
We very recently replaced our Zoeller M98 with a new one of the same model as we felt after 7 years we changed it as a precaution, however the older model was doing a great job. We decided to replace it and we installed the new Zoeller 507 back up Sump Pump.

Jim O. was fabulous in guiding us through the process and was very, very informative in explaining every detail to me, a female who is mechanically challenged.

We have a lot of rain tho' no electrical outage at this time. Product... more
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Claudia Guler
Franklin, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/16/10
REVIEWED
DEC.
07
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Lucked Out!!!!
My husband was out of town when my sump pump went out. The back up sump pump was working so hard that it ran the battery down. It did not have enough time to recharge from overuse and the battery was five years old.

I knew I had to do something fast. I looked at the "Big Box" stores on the internet. I was not happy with the customer reviews that were written about their sump pumps. I did further research on the internet and found this website.
The customer reviews were excellent. more
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Pat
Cocoa Beach, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/14/10
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Zoeller Customer
I have used Zoeller pumps for thirty plus years, from the effluent pumps to regular sump pumps.

You will not find a better pump anywhere than Zoeller.
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Tom
Howell, NJ
REVIEWED
SEP.
22
2010
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Exactly What I Needed
This Zoeller M98 sump pump is exactly what i needed. Very well constructed.
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S M
Millstone Twp, NJ
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2010
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Box Came Thrown Around!
The box was so damaged in transit that it had a hole (the size of a half dollar) through the manual. The iron pump seemed OK, so we will wait and see. It is a shame, as you sell a quality item, I pay your price, then your shipper, somewhere along the line, throws it around.
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
S,
We apologize for the damaged box. Please let us know if there is any problems with the pump.
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Leonard Walent
Franklin Park, IL
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98 - 1/2 Hp Cast Iron Submersible Sump Pump W/ Vertical Float Switch Review
Fast shipping. One day to Illinois.

Easy installation.

Very quiet running.

No heavy rains so far to test pump.
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John Farmer
Springfield, IL
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Basement Flood
My Basement Flooded Due to Pump Switch Failure. Pump Was Still Working But Switch Stuck Off. Replaced the Pump With a Half Horse Little Giant, Backed Up With a Zoller M-98 in the Same Pit.

Trashed the Old Pump. Replacement Pumps Were Installed Easily. I Am Disabled and Hired a Plumber to Install Them. He Re-Piped the System to Allow a Backup to Fit.

It Took Less Than 2 Hours to Complete. the Zoller Is Backup to the Little Giant and Each Is Plugged in Different Outlets On Their... more
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Donald Duncan
Taunton, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/12/10
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Pump For The Buck
Excellent pump for the money! I love the extra long power cord.

I put in a 22x24 basin on a pump stand under our bulkhead stairs and it kicks butt!

Thank you.
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E Deluca
Norwood, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/31/10
REVIEWED
APR.
22
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Looks Good
The pump is on line; I installed this unit in no time.

I like the solid, heavy, no-nonsense feel to it and I'm happy that it's made in the U.S.A. I'm glad I bought it.

It's a good thing I used the video from this web site as a guide since I did not know about the required air bleed hole. That might explain why my old pump seemed to struggle sometimes.
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Louie
Manchester, NH
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Dependable Spare
I bought the Zoeller M98 in the event of a failure of the current unit I have installed in a basement sump pit.

The installation was done about 3 years ago by a commercial contractor, and the pump they used has been very dependable. I wouldn't be surprised if it too is a Zoeller model.

The M98 seems very well built, using cast iron as opposed to other metals, and the cosmetic touches such as a bolted-on brass ID plate tell me this company takes pride in what they do.

I sincerely hope... more
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John
Melrose, MA
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
The Zoeller Submersible sump pump is more than I expected & would recommend it to someone in need of a pump.

The price was right & the way it was received was fast & in proper condition.
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Fred
Tiffin, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/11/10
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy With Performance So Far
The Web site is very informative, ordering was quick & easy. I'm very happy with the performance so far.

It's made it through 2 heavy rains so far with no problems.
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Paula
Framingham, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/17/10
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New England Floods
We had approximately 10 inches of rain in one storm the end of March 2010. I purchased the pump based on recommendations from many people.

The pump has had to work every 20 seconds, 24 hours, 7 seven days a week. I have a high water table and an underground stream through my back yard.

I bought the pump because my other one failed and flooded my finished basement. We then had another rain storm a week later that dropped approx. 7 inches. The new Zoeller pump has been working great.
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Ken Quigley
Northport, NY
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Pump
I have a serious issue with water in the basement.

This pump lets me sleep at night.

Install and forget it.

What more can I say??
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Paul S.
Sacramento, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/5/10
REVIEWED
FEB.
26
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Teriffidillic!
Had a "Rigid" model from a Big Box store for 6-months. Nothing but trouble......overheating, float sticking, slight oil leak.

I use the Zoeller M98 for evacuating an overflow sump chamber coming of my 24,000 gallon koi pond.

It installed in a snap, and works like a charm. The heavy cast iron housing is a sure sign of dependability.

The feature of handling small debris is a plus too. Since installed, my bi-weekly cleaning of the chamber has ceased.

I'd buy a Zoeller... more
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Joseph
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/8/10
REVIEWED
FEB.
26
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hasn't Blown Up Yet
I purchased the Zoeller M98 as a back-up pump. I live in South Jersey and we are getting slammed with water this year.

My pump has been working steady for almost 4 months, sometimes discharging every 10 seconds when it got bad after a heavy rain.

The original pump that I have is another Zoeller M98- what a workhorse. There were times I thought it was going to blow up, but it never did!

If I never use this back-up pump it's still money well spent, knowing I have a great one behind me... more
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Don M.
Chagrin Falls, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/15/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Too Soon To Tell
My previous Zoeller 1/3 hp performed flawlessly for over 10 years, but I needed a more powerful pump. That's why I chose the M98.