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JOHNSON PUMP
Automatic Float Switch

$28.99

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Model # 10204196 | Mfg # 26014
In stock online.

Features a mercury-free, rolling-ball mechanism with an exclusive anti-spike feature to prevent the rapid on/off cycling encountered with some switches. Safer than mercury switches. Rugged thermoplastic construction.

  • Activation Method: Rolling metal ball
  • Capacity: 15A
  • Dimensions: 2-1/2"H x 3"W x 4-1/2"L
  • Warranty: Three years

Automatic Float Switch

Dimensions 3" Width x 2" Height x 4" Length
Type Rolling-Ball Float
Warranty Details Three Years

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Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch
 
3.7

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

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    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 7 customers

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4.0

Good part at a good price

By Wilderness Ben.

from Eastern shore Md.

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Protects Well

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch:

      I've had no problems with this pice.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Sales person Pleasant an helpful

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch Just What I Needed

      By HAL

      from Port Charlotte, FL

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Protects Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch:

          My existing float switch died and I needed to replace it. Found this item and installed in less than 10 minutes. Perfect replacement.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Good switch

          By Chris

          from Washington DC

          About Me Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

            Comments about Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch:

            I have replaced all (4) of the rule switches with these. They seem to hold up much better. You still need to keep them clean from slime, oil and general bilge crud. 3 pumps, 1 high water alarm and no issues at all.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Simple and Basic

            By Rick

            from Sacramento

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch:

                Switch mounts on a flange on the Johnson Pump

                (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Four Year Service Life

                By Barnacle Bill

                from Black River, South Carolina

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch:

                    This bilge pump switch lasted 4 years after installing it to by bypass the original bult-in switch in my Rule pump which lasted only 18 months and stuck in the "ON" position.

                    I leave my boat in the water nearly year-round at my home dock. It appears that the Johnson switch is more reliable than the Rule 35A which appears to have reliability issues according to the reviews.

                    So I suppose that I will install another one of these. As one of the prior reviews stated, it is important to allow a good coil of wire so that the float will rotate upwards easily. Also, I wrapped a piece of closed cell foam around the float so that it would come on at a lower water lever.

                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Read manual

                    By fly by night

                    from mid-Chesapeake

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch:

                        Use must read the manual to address how to route the wires. You must allow about 6 inches of slack to the wires and clamp them into the base to allow the switch to function properly. This is a highly reliable industrial "micro-switch" design.

                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Don't trust your boat to this pump!

                        By Scott

                        from Lake Tahoe, Nevada

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch:

                            How hard is it to make a simple and reliable bilge pump float switch? This switch's wires come out of the switch body at the pivot point. The wires move with the float as it raises, which will twist the wires and create resistance against the float. The result is, even when fully submerged, the float cannot raise high enough to turn on the pump. You have to have the wires supported just right for the switch to function. This went into a shower sump, so it's not "mission critical", but there's no way I'd trust it as a bilge pump switch.

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