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The timer on our hot water Grundfos recirculation pump (built in) does not seem to be working any longer. Is there a place that I can get a replacement and easily replace just the timer (the pump seems to work fine if the timer is simply switched to "ON" and always run)?

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Hello. Yes, these timers are easily replaced. You do not need to break into your water pipe in order to replace the timer. New timers are available at any plumbing supply house, or on line at a site such as http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=grundfos+timer&hl=en&sourceid=gd&rls=DLUS,DLUS:2009-43,DLUS:en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=1775836018895734731&ei=VfQjS7PMBpOZlAfI-LD2CQ&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBIQ8wIwAg#ps-sellers. It is always best to replace the current timer with a new one that is identical if you can find it. That said, be sure that your timer is set to the correct time, something that you need to do every time their is a power outage. A new timer should run you about 60 dollars. Finally, here is a little video which will give you even more insights into your recirculation system:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URJ_-u6uDoI

Regards, Joe

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1) The pump is not working? Does the pump make a noise? if pump is not working full-time, it can cause delay in arrival.
If pump motor is suspect, and outlet has power, then check override switch located on timer. Set override to Timer, move some of the trippers outward, then manually rotate timer dial until pump turns ON.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/IMG_9325-grundfos-timer-800.jpg
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Question not 100% clear.

1) The pump is not working? Does the pump make a noise? if pump is not working full-time, it can cause delay in arrival.
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