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

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4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
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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


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
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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 (37)
High Quality (37)
Price (31)
I'd Buy It Again (22)
Durable (14)
Cons
None So Far (14)
Low Float Travel (1)
Charged For Shipping Bec... (1)
Very Noisy (1)
None Found (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
833 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 F.
Breezy Point, NY
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 12/9/14
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Pump, Super Quiet...
Needed a good pump, went online to Sump Pumps Direct and ordered the Liberty 257 pump...Very happy with the pump. No problem installing to my existing configuration, easy hook up...Super quiet, had to check to see if it was on and working...So far I like it, had other pumps, but they were too noisy...Glad I read the reviews...All cast iron casing and nice float system, it works with a magnetic switch in the float... Sump Pumps Direct, sent it out in a couple of days...
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again
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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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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Rich C.
Woodridge, IL
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/30/14
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Good But Not Reliable
I installed this pump last May in a pit that gets clear water from my air conditioner and humidifier. I have had four instances where the pit overflowed. The pump air locks and continues to run while not pumping water. The magnetic switch was replaced by Liberty which made no difference. Sporadically, it will air lock and with the pump running let the pit overflow. I do have a water sensing alarm but I am going to switch brands as I can't rely on this one.
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Rich,
It sounds as if you do not have a weep hole installed on your discharge pipe. This is a simple 1/8" hole which should stop the air locking and you should see no more issues. If you have any further questions, please let us know.
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Rich's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Sump pumps direct indcated that I needed to call Liberty. Both parties were responsive but the pump just is not reliable."
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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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Spencer M.
Arverne, NY
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/20/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Very Good Pump
I have been buying sump pumps for years, I bought the the 257 1/3 hp pump, it has perform very well so far, very quiet, and well made.
Spencer Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
Spencer's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I went thru a lot of pumps, this pumps has performed great."
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Roger T.
Fort Gratiot, MI
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/18/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mighty Little Pump!
When the Rigid pump I bought at a local big box store gave out after just 5 years, I consulted the Sump Pumps Direct website. They had plenty of good advice and a solid list of recommendations.

I chose this model as an inexpensive, highly rated one that seemed to suit my needs to a T. It's working like a champ, and seems to pump with greater vigor than the 1/2 horse it replaced. I highly recommend it!
Pros: High Quality, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use
Cons: None So Far
Roger Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
Roger's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very helpful advice from experienced pros. I greatly appreciated them sharing their wisdom."
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Douglas S.
Prince Frederick, MD
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/7/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replacement
The pump got to me quickly! I've had it for about 4 months and it works great. I will order from here again.
Douglas Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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Darrell S.
Fyffe, AL
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/24/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Fine
The pump was installed in a small basin in the crawl space near the exterior basement wall of a church building. So far it has worked well.

The basin was surrounded by crushed stone so the water that is being pumped is pretty clear, but so far no problems with this pump.

The first one I installed did not run long before it quit pumping. I am in process of obtaining instructions for returning it to Liberty for repair or replacement.
Darrell Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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David L.
Salem, OR
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/14/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
David Langsather
This sump is to replace a much more expensive unit that barely lasted two years. I read positive stories about this brand. The design is compact, and unit appears well build. It runs very quietly. Now if it will give 20 years of service....
David Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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John M.
West Orange, NJ
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/19/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Liberty Pump 257 - 1/3 Hp
So far, the pump is working fine. I like this pump because it has a VMF.
John Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
John's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great Pump"
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