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Liberty Pumps 257 - 1/3 HP Cast Iron Submersible Sump Pump w/ Vertical Float

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Style
Primary Sumps Pumps
GPH
3000
Gallons
HP
1/3
Horse Power
Switch Type
Vertical Float Switch


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Automatic Submersible Cast Iron Sump Pump
A "workhorse" designed for years of reliable operation

Liberty's UNI-BODY Casting w/ Epoxy Coated Powder Coat Finish
A solid, one-piece housing that eliminates lower motor seal

Magnetically Operated Vertical Float Switch
Provides automatic operation in sump pits as small as 10-inches

Rugged, Energy Efficient & Thermally Protected 1/3 HP Motor
Hermetically sealed, permanently lubricated design

High-Temperature, Engineered Polymer Impeller
Vortex style design for superior solid handling

High Capacity 1-1/2" Discharge
Will replace most pumps without any plumbing changes

Quick-Disconnect 10' Standard Power Cord
Allows for easy replacement of cord without breaking motor seals

Non-Corrosive Stainless Steel Fasteners
Increases the lifespan of the pump even in the harshest sump pits

416 Stainless Steel Rotor Shaft
With permanently lubricated bearings for extended pump life

3-Year Limited Warranty


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Model
Model Number:257
UPC:671812002577
Manufacturer:Liberty Pumps
Made in USA:Yes
Housing Material:Cast-Iron
Min Sump Basin Size:10 Inch
Motor
Motor Amps:Running - 5.2 / Starting - 8
Thermal Protection:Yes
Power Cord Length:10 Feet
Oil Free Motor:No
Pump
Float Type:Vertical Float
GPH @ 0 feet:3000 GPH
GPH @ 5 feet:2700 GPH
GPH @ 10 feet:2250 GPH
GPH @ 15 feet:1560 GPH
GPH @ 20 feet:720 GPH
Discharge Port Size:1-1/2 Inch
Built-in check Valve:No
Overview
Float On:7 Inches
Float Off:3.5 Inches
Manual Override:No
Solid Handling:1/2 Inch
Weight:21 Lbs. (9.53 kilograms)
Dimensions:9.5"L x 6.5"W x 10.7"H
(24.13 x 16.51 x 27.18 cm)
Consumer Warranty:3 Years
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  3 Questions
Q: is the switch replacable & how much thanks
by Richard G from Michigan on December 03, 2014

A: The switch is replaceable however we do not offer these parts. These can be obtained through the Liberty Pumps WEBSITE. Please refer to them for pricing and availability.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Considering making the Liberty model 257 my primary sump pump and then making our existing Zoeller an emergency backup. We have a lot of iron in our water. Would the aluminum model 237 be better or worse for high iron content?
by Scott S from Maine on September 08, 2013

A: There really isn’t an advantage over cast iron or aluminum for you application. My concern would be the iron building up on the float of a model 237 and not allowing it to operate properly. You would need to periodically inspect it and clean it off. The other option if you have the room is to go with a model 233 which has a tether float switch.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: What kind of warranty do you have on your pumps?
by John from Pennsylvania on July 03, 2012

A: Pump warranties vary from 1 year to 5 years depending on the pump and the manufacturer. That being said, all pumps should last a good 5-7 years or more providing they are installed properly.
by Jim, Product Expert
Liberty Pumps 257 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (40)
High Quality (40)
Price (33)
I'd Buy It Again (23)
Durable (15)
Cons
None So Far (16)
Heavy (2)
Charged For Shipping Bec... (1)
Can't Hard Wire The Powe... (1)
Very Noisy (1)
97% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
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Total Reviews
30 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1190 Helpful Votes
Sump Pumps Direct Recommended

Built in the good ol’ U.S.A. the Liberty model 257 is a well known name among plumbers and is a superior pump for the money. This cast iron pump is very efficient with 1/2 the running and starting amps of most other 1/3HP pumps in the same league and with a pumping capacity of 2700GPH at a 5 foot lift and the magnetically operated vertical float switch, this pump is one mean sucker! The 257 will handle any light duty applications with ease.
Unlike many other pumps out there, this pump features... more
Jim Recommends This Model
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William T.
Manchester, MD
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 9/8/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Thank The Big Box Stores
We were getting ready to seal our sump with a radon remediation system. I was concerned leaving an 18 yr. old pump in the pit. I looked in Lowes,Homedepot and True-value. All three had pumps made in China. I was able to get this American made pump tax free , free delivery to our door for less money. I'm a retired maintenance man from a local University. I am very impressed with the quality of this pump and would highly recommend it.
William Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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Darryl Z.
Baton Rouge, LA
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/13/15
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Ploblems With The Model 257
The 257 pump, i'm totally dissatisfied with it. The suction hole is too small and trash gets caught in it. I had the next size down which doesn't have the single hole for suction. It worked fine till it finally stopped working. I decided to buy the 257 thinking it would even be better and that was my mistake.

It advertised as it would be better than the smaller one, but that isn't the case. Now I'm stuck with it and cannot use it. I went ahead and purchased the smaller and less... more
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Darryl,
We're sorry to hear you're disappointed, but unfortunately the problem is that you're using a sump pump where you should be using a trash pump. It may even be a good idea for you to go with a grinder pump if you're experiencing clogging. If you need further help picking the right pump, give us a call and we'll help you find the right pump for your application.
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Darryl's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Sump pumps direct was fine, it's just that model 257 that I was very unhappy with."
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Thomas K.
Churchville, NY
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/6/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
I wanted a second sump pump. I've tested this several times. Works great.
Thomas Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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Victor B.
Colorado Springs, CO
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/13/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Pump With Some Precautions
This is a nice quiet efficient pump that does the job. The float works nicely and pumps over a narrow range so it doesn't take much change in water elevation to get it to kick in. Some fine sand slipped through our filter, but the 257 handled it. The price seems right and the components seem sturdy.

Just two precautions: First, make sure you have an adapter before you set it up and second, the float pump tends to wobble a bit so make sure your net filter (or anything else) does not block... more
Victor Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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David P.
Cincinnati, OH
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/1/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Experience
Everything went better than planned! Price, delivery, shipping, installation, and operation. I was hesitant to replace my sump pump. I'm not a big fan of plumbing jobs. But this went well. Thank you for a great buying experience.
David Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
David's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This place is great."
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Lenny J.
Broadview Heights, OH
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 11/27/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Pump. Well Made!
Nice pump.Well made, in the USA. Very quiet, easy to install. Float is high quality. I like this pump a lot and look forward to many years of trouble free service from it.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None So Far
Lenny Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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Charles A.
Clarence Center, NY
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/6/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Liberty 257
Pump came shipped in its own box and came pretty beat up. I was not sure if pump was damaged or not so I called SPD and they told me to inspect it and try using it. I did and it seems to be working. I drilled the 1/8" hole in the discharge line as instructed. Pump cycles very often and runs a lot more than my previous Ridgid pump that lasted 12 years.

I wish there was a way to adjust the float so that it would not cycle as often. During big rain storms it goes on every 20 seconds... more
Charles Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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Eric S.
South Bend, IN
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 6/4/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Pump
The pump works great. It's very quiet. Only minor complaint is it has a short on/off cycle and heard some people say that over time it may cause the motor to go out. Don't know if that's true but so far everything is great.
Eric Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
Eric's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Never had a problem. Shipped very fast."
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10
Tom D.
Denver, CO
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/28/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
This is my third liberty pump. They are easy to install and very quiet. Have not had any problems and am very happy. I had to put in three pumps due to the way my foundation was laid. Would buy them again.
Tom Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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10
Jeff K.
Longmont, CO
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/11/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Quiet
This pump replaced a smaller 1/4 hp sump pump I thought would be less noisy.. Wrong. The liberty pump makes a fraction of the noise and is 1/3 hp. I now have 2 in my sump pits. My only wish is they had a longer float arm and a longer time between cycles.
Jeff Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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Janet D.
Battle Creek, MI
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/20/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good
I had an old working liberty pump and decided to replace it before anything happened to it. I placed my order one day and got my new pump the next day. Great service. New pump is working great so far, but I have only had it installed a week.
Janet Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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