WAYNE WSS30V Review

Last Updated on by Anthony Brown

Our team of basement water proofing experts reviewed the WAYNE WSS30V and put it to the test to see if it is a good choice for your basin. The pump has a super powerful 1/2 HP motor and built in back up pump system in case the power goes out in a storm. Keep reading more to learn if this model is the right pick for your home.

The WSS30V solves one of the biggest problems with sump pumps since it has a battery backup powered pump that automatically actives when the primary pump fails. This back up is perfect for people with big basements and live in areas with frequent power failure, or heavy water flow in the basement since the backup will turn on if there is too much in the basin for the primary pump to handle.

Model Specifications

WAYNE WSS30V

The WSS30V costs more than other pumps on the market. It is usually priced around $400. It is important to remember that this high price tag is due to the built in back up and when you factor in adding a backup to other systems the cost is about the same.

This pump comes ready to work, all you need to do is drop it in your pit and attach to a power source. Every WAYNE pump is tested for 1 million cycles and assembled in the USA so the chances of you getting a lemon are low.

Pump Information

  • Main pump drain max 5100 GPH
  • Backup pump drains 2900 GPH
  • Built in backup powered by DC battery that can drain 10000 gallons per charge
  • Makes almost no noise while pumping
  • Weights about 46 pounds
  • Requires a large basin
  • Water tight battery box
  • Fits common discharge pipe sizes

Motor
The model has a 1/2 HP pump as its primary pump and a 1/4 HP back up pump which gives it more power than most other systems on the market. This combo of deep cycle pumps drains up to 8000 gallons of water per hour while both pumps are active during heavy rain or snow melt. One of the most surprising things about the motors is how little noise they make which makes them a good choice for people worried about noise.

The motor is protected by an exterior made of cast iron and epoxy coasted steel. One thing to note is that this pump system does require a separate check valve which is sold separately.

Float Switch
This model is activated by an exterior float switch that sits on the side of the unit. When water builds up and rises the large white part of the switch rises with the water. Once it hits the “On” level the pump will turn on and drain all the water.

Pros

  • Built in back up pump with battery system
  • Factory tested for quality
  • Main pump drains up to 5100 GPH
  • Can be installed in about 15 minutes

Cons

  • Remember to check the battery charge every few months

WSS30V Advantages

We think that this is a good choice to prevent basement flooding long as you can afford the high price tag. This pump will be able to drain your sump pit for days even if the power goes out which is a good insurance policy for your basement. Bot the primary pump and back up pump are powerful and well made, but quiet enough not to interrupt your life.

WAYNE WSS30V vs WSS30VN

Both sump pumps are very similiar. The new WSS model has an upgraded body that adds additional cast iron and epoxy steel that replaces thermoplastic parts. These changes make the pump more waterproof and extend its life.

Owner Feedback

We checked around the web and customer reviews are mostly positive. People like the 2-in-1 design and there are a number reports of the backup pump saving the day while the power is out. Some things to remember are it is a large unit so you will need a big basin and the battery does need to be checked every few months.

Why Should Your Purchase the CDU790?

If you are still not sure about this pump here are a few more reasons. The biggest cause of catastrophic water damage is sump pump failure. This pump can save the day with its high flow rates on both the main and backup pump. The price tag may seem high initially but once you factor in the main pump, back up and battery system in a ready to use kit it is hard to say no. We think this model is best for homeowners with large homes and big basements in high rainfall areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to buy a WSS30V?
You can purchase a WSS30V on Amazon or at your local hardware store.

How to install a WAYNE WSS30V?
The WSS30V comes ready to work. All you need to do is place it in the bottom of your pit and attach the power cords.

How to test a WSS30V?
You can test the this model by filling up the pit with water using a hose or bucket until the float switch activates the pump.