I have a Swaby 5200 pump in my home, and I am hoping that someone out there might be able to suggest a replacement switch part number – or at least point me in the right direction.

  • Pump model: 5200
  • Serial number: E1228
  • Size: 2

The switch appears to be a double-pole, single-throw type. It has markings that indicate it might be a Tyco switch, but the only markings I can see on it are K395 and 0606 – neither of which come up in Tyco’s catalog. The switch attaches to the float’s rod with a cotter pin (split pin).

Here are photos of the switch (don't judge me for the duct tape residue; I would have never used duct tape on an electrical switch like this! It was the previous owners!).

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I am getting radio silence from the manufacturer of the pump, hence my desperate post here. Based on the advice I received when I bought the home, the mechanical components of this pump have many years of life left (the pump is regularly greased and maintained), and so I would really prefer to replace this switch vs. replacing the whole unit.

By the way, the existing switch appears to be "sticking" and not flipping to the on position when it should. This results in the pump not running, and the water backing up and eventually flooding the floor drain. Luckily I have water alarms and have been home to manually restart the pump... but this is not exactly sustainable.

EDIT 2018-Dec-17: I received a response from Swaby today. They are offering to sell me a replacement switch directly (it can be picked up from their Chicago office, or they can arrange to ship from their Houston facility). I will update with a formal answer once I have this resolved.

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    I have edited your question to show the pictures inline. There is a reason that Stack Exchange has provided a means to insert pictures directly into questions and answers. Pictures hosted on other sites are highly likely to disappear or become inaccessible over time this reducing the future effectiveness of the question for the next readers. – Michael Karas Dec 16 '18 at 19:12
  • Thank you, Michael. I did not notice that pictures can be embedded. – Frank Lesniak Dec 18 '18 at 1:37

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