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Grundfos submersible well pump with Grundfos CU301 control. Control box shows no contact to pump. What is the problem or problems?

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Grundfos is a p. o. s. I have a new system cu 301 and I have had to get it repaired twice by Fogle Pump and Supply. These guys are real rip of artists in Washington State and should be reported to the BBB. Dont Use Fogle if you need a well

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Installed a new hot water heater and it blows fuses in the pump house (have well) would like to know what lead wire from electrical panel to control box for the pump motor so that I can get water to my house installed new electrical box unsure of lead wire into control box

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Laing model 330 Pump not working-delay in hot water delivery.In the past,a vibration occurred when cold water running above the pump.Can this be repaired.Power operating to pump. Thanks, mel ross


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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
If no noise is detected, or noise stops and starts, or seems strained, or if pump is hot, then pump motor may have burned out.

2) If pump is working, and makes noise like a humming sound, and pump motor is not hot, but hot water is not circulating, then unplug pump so it will not overheat and burn up.
Disassemble the pump and cross-over piece. Clean piping with white vinegar or CLR. Do not soak in CLR or it will damage seals. Rinse parts thoroughly. Reassemble and see if problem is resolved.
If pump is vibrating, then suspects include sediment and/or air inside line, and this can be resolved by cleaning as described. Also install air vent to increase life of pump.

3) Other causes for hot water delay at faucet are crossover.
Crossover can be caused by bad single-handled faucet cartridge, and/or by clogged-or-failed check valve on cross-over piece on grundfos.
This type of problem lets cold water enter hot line, and causes delay in arrival of hot water. Clean-or-replace the grundfos cross-over piece, and replace bad faucet cartridge.
Open following link for testing instructions:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html

Resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-recirculation-system.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Troubleshoot-recirculation.pdf

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Pump not working-delay in hot water delivery.In the past,a vibration occurred when cold water running above the pump.Can this be repaired.Power operating to pump. Thanks, mel ross


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.
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
If no noise is detected, or noise stops and starts, or seems strained, or if pump is hot, then pump motor may have burned out.

2) If pump is working, and makes noise like a humming sound, and pump motor is not hot, but hot water is not circulating, then unplug pump so it will not overheat and burn up.
Disassemble the pump and cross-over piece. Clean piping with white vinegar or CLR. Do not soak in CLR or it will damage seals. Rinse parts thoroughly. Reassemble and see if problem is resolved.
If pump is vibrating, then suspects include sediment and/or air inside line, and this can be resolved by cleaning as described. Also install air vent to increase life of pump.

3) Other causes for hot water delay at faucet are crossover.
Crossover can be caused by bad single-handled faucet cartridge, and/or by clogged-or-failed check valve on cross-over piece on grundfos.
This type of problem lets cold water enter hot line, and causes delay in arrival of hot water. Clean-or-replace the grundfos cross-over piece, and replace bad faucet cartridge.
Open following link for testing instructions:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html

Resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-recirculation-system.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Troubleshoot-recirculation.pdf

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Grundfos recirculating system. Never has produced semi instant hot water at sink it is installed on. Could the original comfort valve be defective


http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-recirculation-system.html

The circulation system should draw hot water directly from the water heater as shown on illustrations on link above.

The Grundfos pump works on a thermostat, and some work on a timer.
Can you hear the pump working?
There should be a humming sound.
Check the timer -or- thermostat setting.

It is possible the lines are clogged with sediment if you have hard water.

If I was going to fix the problem:
1) check thermostat or timer
2) listen for pump sound
3) check electricity going to unit
4) take apart the pipes and inspect for clogging
If there is a clog, I would flush the line or soak the part in CLR (calcium lime rust remover)

The circulation pumps are sealed and there is no way to take apart the motor, timer, or thermostat for repairs.

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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE AQUA STAT?


The purpose of an aquastat is to measure the temperature of the water flowing in the piping and regulate the control valve.

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We have a robbens underfloor heating system with a heatrae electric boiler on a floating floor system. The underflooe heating manifold has a grundfos Alpha + pump. What setting should this be at? Currently...


Venting of the system is when you re circulate the water or cooling fluid in higher speed to eliminate the air bubbles from the system.
If water circulate on a too higher rate does not have time to dissipate the heat so your floor is cold.
You need to go to 2 or even 1 depending on the length of the heating coil in the floor. Unfortunately the pump only has 2 speeds (setting 1 and setting 2) so whoever install your system had to calculate the length of the pipe for maximum efficiency. Try on 2 and if not satisfactory go to setting 1. If too hot on setting 1 then you can adjust the heat by reducing the amount of water from the shut-off volume control. It is a hit and miss situation, I know but unfortunately that is the only choice remaining now after the system is installed.

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Grundfos recirculating retro fit hot water out of the cold side


they have it installed wrong it is pulling from the wrong side, it is supposed to pull ot water up to the fixture but then if it stays hot on the cold side they are backwards

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Does grundfos rcp96 pump work with bosch 2400 eo tankless heater?


What is your reason to have a recirc line on your water heater does the heater sit to far away from a certain fixture? If you put a pump on your tankless waterheater then your heater will continually fire till the call for hot water is stopped. Yes you normally do need a seperate line installed for a recirc line usually from the water heater to the farthest fixture away. If your problem is taking to long to get hot water then I suggest installing a second heater closer to problem area.

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