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Comparison Reveals Both Pump Brands Utilize The Same Basic Components

But Learn About Their Differences

See Which Brand Is Best To Buy And Why

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Wayne vs Zoeller Sump Pump

Wayne vs Zoeller Sump Pumps comparison reveals both brands utilize the same basic components: a corrosion resistant body to protect and hold the motor, a float and switch to respond to the height of the water in the pit so as to trigger the switch to activate the motor, a non-clogging design to whirl the water from the basin up and out the discharge pipe system, a power cord to send electrical power to run the motor. Aside from these basic similarities, the detailed design and material used by both manufacturers varies. Learn for yourself the differences between the two manufacturers and decide for yourself which differences are most important for your water pumping needs.

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WAYNE VS ZOELLER SUMP PUMPS

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Wayne Pump Company Is Oldest

Wayne was founded in 1928 and resides in Harrison, Ohio. Until 1991 it resided in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Zoeller was founded in 1939. Its headquarters have always been in Louisville, Kentucky. Surprisingly its first model was known as the column or pedestal.

 

Zoeller Pump Company Ownership Is Family Owned

Zoeller Sump Pumps M63Zoeller has the distinction of being one of the oldest family-owned pump manufacturers in North America. A family owned business seeks to follow its history of strong quality control with all prodcuts and parts made, assembled and tested in the United States.

Wayne Sump Pump CDU980EWayne is a company owned by Scott Fetzer and Scott Retzer is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Berkshire is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Not all Wayne pump parts are made in the US; all pumps are assembled in the US; not all pumps are tested before leaving the factory.

 
Zoeller Has Additional Product Lines
 

Wayne and Zoeller both include sump pumps, sewage, effluent, preassembled sump pump with battery backup system, and accessories. In addition Zoeller carries drain, grinder, preassembled sewage systems, and elevator/vault pump-systems.

 

Zoeller Sump Pumps Pump Performance Tested Before Leaving Factory

Wayne does not test each pump before it leaves the factory. Random tests are performed. Zoeller tests each pump before it leaves the factory. Each pump goes through a leak test to ensure that all gaskets, seals and mating surfaces will hold under pressure and a perfromance test by running each pump underwater to ensure that it is capable of its published head capacity and flow rate. This testing guarantees the pump will operate when installed.

 
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Wayne vs Zoeller Clogging Design Differs
 

Zoeller consistently uses the vortex impeller without bottom screens and peripheral openings around the base which allows for the passage of spherical solids ranging in size from 1/2-inch to 3/4-inches. Wayne does not use a vortex impeller except for its sewage pumps. Wayne uses top suction which means debris is not likely to run through the pump and there is no bottom screen to clean.

 
Wayne Offers More Horse Power Options
 

Both offer one-third, and one-half horse power pumps. Wayne offers a three-quarter and one horse power pump as well. Comparing the pumping performance, both brands are very similar. The Zoeller M95 half horsepower pumps 3,960 GPH at a ten-foot vertical height and the Wayne CDU800 half horsepower pumps 3,840 GPH at a ten-foot height.

 
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AMP Usage

Comparison could not be performed because Wayne does not publish ampherage used.

 

Zoeller Consistently Uses Cast Iron Motor Housing

A look inside the Zoeller Sump PumpZoeller has two layers of housing. One for the motor and one for the pump. All Zoeller motor housing is cast iron. Even though M72, M73, and M75 have an outer thermoplastic-housing, the motor-housing is cast-iron. Cast iorn is used because it dissipates heat well. Heat kills the motor so cast iron takes the heat away. Zoeller pumps only use eighty percent of their capacity during regular pumping.

Wayne uses canned motors which are in a stainless steel can which does not dissipate heat as well. Also when Wayne indicates it uses cast iron (carbon steel) housing, it uses a lesser grade.

 
Wayne Pumps Consistently Uses Thermoplastic Impellers
 

Waynes sump- pump impellers are consistently made from thermoplastic. Zoeller uses engineered plastic for some of its pumps; however models M57, M63, M95 and M137 have a cast iron impeller. Plastic impellers work fine if there are no small pebbles in the pit. Small pebbles nick the impeller eventually causing it to fail.

 

Same Float Switch Type

Both use the tether and vertical float switches. However, both use the vertical two pole more frequently. The float is puncture proof because it is solid, buoyant, and made of polypropylene. Zoeller has upgraded the float switch on two of it models, the M63 and M95 to micro and mechanical operation resulting in a longer life span (they have a warranty of 5 years.)

Both companies recommend switch replacement every 3 to 5 years depending upon usage frequency.

Zoeller and Wayne replacement switches can be purchased on Amazon.

 
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Replacement Parts

Many Zoeller and Wayne replacement parts are available to buy on Amazon.

 

Wayne and Zoeller Pump Warranty

Both manufacturers offers a three year warranty on most of their pumps; however Wayne offers a five years warranty on the CDU980E and CDU1000 while Zoeller offers five years for hte M63 and M95.

 

Zoeller Sump Pumps Are 100% USA Made

Zoeller company manufacturers and uses only USA made parts.

Wayne Pumps use both imported and domestic parts

 

Zoeller Sump Pumps Weigh More

Zoeller cast-iron-housing-pumps weigh more than Wayne cast iron pumps. The Zoeller M63 third-horsepower weights 28-pounds. The Wayne CDU790 third-horsepower weighs 16-pounds. The Zoeller M95 half horsepower weighs 38 pounds. The Wayne CDU800 half-horpower weighs 18.5-pounds. Zoeller pumps use a different grade of cast iron nad more cast iron parts.

 

Wayne Pumps Are Slightly Shorter And Narrower

The Zoeller M63 is 10-3/32-inches wide and 10-1/16-inches tall. The Wayne CDU790 is 9-3/4-inches wide and 11-/12- inches tall.

 
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Wayne vs Zoeller Standard Power Cord Length Differs
 

The standard cord length for Wayne-Pumps is 8 feet. Zoeller-Pumps standard cord length is 9 feet for one-third-horsepower and 15-feet for one-half-horsepower.

 
Zoeller-Pumps Shut-Off Head
 

Zoeller-Pumps shut-off head for M53 is 19.25-feet; for M95 it is 26-feet. Waynes shut off head is not published.

 
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Wayne-Pumps Cost Less

The cost for Wayne CDU790 one-third-horepower at the time of publishiing was $112. For CDU800 one-half-horsepower the cost was $141. The cost for Zoeller M53 one-third-horsespower was $170. For the M98 it was $263. The difference comes in the quality of materials and testing.

 
 
Conclusion
 

The comparison Wayne vs Zoeller Sump Pumps is provided to help you decide which brand features and specifications are most important for your water pumping needs.

Here are a few questions that may help you further
If cast iron components are important, Zoeller is the best way to go.
If the sump basin is narrow, Wayne-pumps are narrower by 1 inch.
Both brands have replacement parts available on Amazon.
If you prefer not to deal with having to replace the float switch every 3 - 5 years, why not consider a manual (non-automatic) sump-pump and install the highly-rated electronic switch HC6000.

We wish you much success in finding the sump pump that best meets your water pumping needs.

 
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