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Red Lion RJS-100-PREM Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (1)
High Quality (1)
Reliable (1)
Durable (1)
Cons
Durability (1)
Loose Wiring Must Be Fix... (1)
73% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Craig C.
Clayton, DE
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 10/1/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works
Replaces a 3/4 hp pump. Changing from 240 to 120. Volts was easy after I called Red Lion, not very well explained in the directions. I'm not sure the regulator was properly set. The pump. Wouldn't stop running until I readjusted. It is powerful and quiet.
Craig Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Glenn S.
Fallbrook, CA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 8/30/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Good
I have found the pump to be unreliable.
Glenn Does Not Recommend This Product
Jim, the Water Pump Expert
Product Expert
Glenn,
I'm sorry to hear of the continued issues that you have been having with the Red Lion pump. As this is your 3rd pump, I would suggest that you call Red Lion tech support to get assistance on the sizing and application to insure that the pump is sized and installed correctly as this is the most common reasons for this type of issue. They can be reached at 888-956-0000. IF they deem the pump as defective, please let us know and we'll initiate the warranty process for you one last time. As this was your 3rd pump, we would issue you a refund and you can then look at another option.
If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Sincerely,
Jim Owiecki
Water Pump Product Expert

Water Pumps Direct
969 Veterans Pkwy Unit C
Bolingbrook, IL 60490
630-685-0025 Direct
james@pedstores.com
PowerEquipmentDirect.com
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Duran E.
Harlingen, TX
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 10/4/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
New, We Will See
I may change my rating after using this for awhile longer. Right now I am trying to figure out why it has a hard time starting up while using it. The contacts go back and forth about 10-15 times before it stays on. The people that installed it claims it needs to put out more pressure and does seem to work better with more faucets turned on. But in the mean time I have tripped the breaker in my house and am not comfortable leaving the house with the pump running. This is used for outdoor... more
Duran Recommends This Red Lion Product
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David V.
Corpus Christi, TX
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 9/12/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Low Capacity
On a 20 foot deep well, with top of water at 8 feet below the surface, the pump only produces 12 GPM at the discharge.
David Does Not Recommend This Product
Jim, the Water Pump Expert
Product Expert
David,
If you're only getting 12 GPM, it may be the well itself that can't meet the 20+ GPM the pump can put out.

Here's the troubleshooting information from the owner's manual....

Pump delivers water but not at rated capacity:
1) Leaks in suction or discharge line.
2) Foot valve, suction line, impeller or nozzle are partially plugged.
3) Suction lift is greater than recommended.
4) Improper impeller rotation or low speed.
5) Venturi or diffuser is plugged.
6) Motor is wired for improper voltage.

If you're still having issues, I'd suggest contacting Red Lion directly @ 1-800-667-1457 for more information.
7) Motor does not come off starting windings (improper motor
switch adjustment).
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Keith B.
Buna, TX
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Great Pressure But Didn't
Installed this pump and had a lot of trouble keeping fittings from leaking on the intake and output ports. After 15 months of use on a house pressure tank this pump seized and failed. Not impressed.
Keith Does Not Recommend This Product
Jim, the Water Pump Expert
Product Expert
Keith,
I would suggest contacting Red Lion directly @ 1-800-667-1457. Depending on when your pump was purchased, it may still be under warranty.
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Philip R.
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/22/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Made Pump, But...
Powerful pump, makes more pressure and faster than my old 1/2 horse pump. Had it working for a couple days and suddenly quit. What I found was this. At the control there are 4 wires. The two outer wires are where the installer connects power leads. The two inner wires are already connected with spades that are screwed down tight, but the push on connectors apparently not tight enough, because there was arcing which caused enough heat to warp the plastic support until it failed to function... more
Pros: Durable, Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Loose Wiring Must Be Fixed
Philip Recommends This Red Lion Product
Jim, the Water Pump Expert
Product Expert
Philip,
Thank you for the feedback. We'll definitely pass this on to Red Lion.
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Steve H.
Dandridge, TN
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/7/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Heavy Duty Pump
Replaced a 25+ year old red jacket pump 2 and a half years ago with a big box store pump. I've replaced that pump 3 times in that 30 months. Have researched various pumps and this one has the best reviews. Heavy casting and anchor plate. Hoping for a long pump life.
Steve Recommends This Red Lion Product
Steve's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick shipping."
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Ruben R.
New York, NY
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 1/17/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump!!!
This is the third pump in just a few years, other pumps we're bought from a home improvement store! This product from your company has very sting and durable parts made from metal, not cheap plastic! Pump is working Great, Thanks , wish I bought from you the first time.
Ruben Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Steven W.
Wellton, AZ
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/18/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exceptional Pump
I use this pump to water plants and trees on my property. The pump has no problem staying up with the system. I am very satisfied with my purchase. I would and have recommended this pump to people. The pump is well built, quiet and easy to install. Excellent pump and well priced.
Steven Recommends This Red Lion Product
Steven's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent company to work with, excellent customer service."
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Bobby C.
New Bern, NC
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/11/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good.
I purchased this pump based on my previous experiences with well pumps, pool pumps, and sprinkler pumps. Using it on an old shallow well on my property in rural North Carolina, mainly for watering a garden and washing cars. I wasn't even sure if the well was still good, but I was pleasantly surprised when after priming the pump several times per the instructions, water gushed out. The pump comes set for 220V, so I had to change the setting for 120V, which was not clearly explained in the... more
Bobby Recommends This Red Lion Product
Bobby's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"So far, a good experience. Shipping was very fast and free!"
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Gary
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/31/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful!
I bought this to run my sprinkler system, replacing a big-box store pump that had failed. That one was also rated at 1 Hp and would just "keep up", staying at 50 psi while the sprinklers were on. This Red Lion pump is more powerful but quieter, not just keeping up the pressure but increasing it enough to hit the pressure switch's off limit. My system uses a lot of water and this pump runs it and has power for more!

Even the packaging is superior. The pump comes bolted to a plywood... more
Gary Recommends This Red Lion Product
Gary's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was in stock and shipped the same day I ordered it. Not sure if it was my luck or what, but the free shipping had it at my house two days(!) after ordering. Ordered Monday and bolted it in on Wednesday."
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Douglas M.
San Carlos, CA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/18/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy With My Replacement Pump
Seem to have to replace our shallow well pump ever 7 to 8 years. The pump system this 1 HP Red Lyon pump replaced was only 3/4 HP and did not provide enough pressure of our sprinkler system. I had a used 1/2 HP pump that I installed to boost pressure. When both finally failed I questioned if a 1HP pump would proved what was needed. I'm happy to say it is more than enough, in fact had to cut back several sections due over watering area. Good pump!
Douglas Recommends This Red Lion Product
Douglas's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Pump arrive 3 day early allowing the job to be completed 3 days earlier than planned."
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Frank G.
Fort Pierce, FL
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/11/16
REVIEWED
APR.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great
It has been in use for about a 6 weeks without a problem. I'm using it for lawn and pressure washing, filling pool
wherever water is needed. It's pumping from a 70 ft well and a horizontal run of 45 ft with strato flow check valve 3 ft from pump. I have not checked gpm, but it does run 5 pop up rain bird type sprinklers.
Frank Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Patricia B.
Perry, FL
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 1/15/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
07
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Red Lion Pump
I ordered this pump on June 3 2015 and hooked it up, it was not a problem to connect it and we used it for about 6 months when it started to sound funny. We took it in to have it seen about and the man told us he didn't know how to fix it because of the way it was made.

We than call PED and told them of our problem they gave us a number to call to talk with the makers about it. We call the makers and they told us to call PED back and give them a number that he gave us and that they would... more
Cons: Durability
Patricia Does Not Recommend This Product
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James B.
Watsonville, CA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 11/12/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Red Lion Gets It Done
Pump was delivered on time. It is a replacement for a Sears jet pump that was no longer available. I use this pump to supply water to the house from the main well holding tank. It's 200 hundred feet away, 20 foot rise. Works perfect. Easy to install, well made and quiet. Very happy with it. Now we'll see how long it will last.
James Recommends This Red Lion Product
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