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Need to replace Laing SMT-909-BSW-14 hot water pump. What current Laing product can be used ?

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Check with laing site

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SOURCE: Pump stopped working

replace the cartridge

Posted on Aug 15, 2010



SOURCE: Laing model 330 Pump not working-delay in hot

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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.
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:


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Where can I get the wiring diagram for the Laing Autocirc? I want to wire in a momentary switch so that when I am ready to get in the shower I hit the switch and the pump runs until the water is warm and...

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With the ordinary Grunfos-type pump that is not on a timer, you can add a switch and have the pump work on demand as you describe.

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So the Demand Pump has a higher volume pump than the Autocirc or Grunfos.

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Punp ACT 303-BTW was working fine. Got some water leak under sing. Disconnected the pum fron electricity, dryed good and when plug it in had a "POP" sound and lightning fron under the timer. It kept...

if you had a "pop" and lightning from the timer....
the water got into the electronics.
its time to replace.
getting hot.... was the cartridge either spinning dry, or spinning but not able to move water, did you have a valve off somewhere?
you might call laing or one of their distributors and see if its under warrantee.
where are you located, I can probably help you find a distributor.

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