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What's wrong with this noisy circulator? VIDEO

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Jells
Jells Member Posts: 576
This TACO pumps but is noisy. What's the diagnosis, can I just replace the impeller or is it something more dire?

Sorry, tried for a while but cannot figure out how to embed a Photobucket vid.
http://vid1274.photobucket.com/albums/y425/renoforums/VID_20160119_213623352_zpsguy2vhk3.mp4

Thanks

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,012
    edited January 2016
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    That's a "cartridge" circulator and it sounds like the bearings in the cartridge are shot. What model is it?
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  • bmwpowere36m3
    bmwpowere36m3 Member Posts: 512
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    Sounds like a train… can't be good ;)
  • Jells
    Jells Member Posts: 576
    edited January 2016
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    Steamhead said:

    That's a "cartridge" circulator and it sounds like the bearings in the cartridge are shot. What model is it?

    006-ZBC7-IFC. The box is just circuitry so you can simply hook a thermostat to it and plug it into a wall outlet.

    Looks like this might be what i need: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00069461O
    $90 ain't cheap, but better than having to replace the whole unit.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,012
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    That's the one. And we do not discuss pricing on this forum.
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  • Jells
    Jells Member Posts: 576
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    So you think I need to just do the cartridge? Sorry, I thought the "pricing" not to be discussed was contractors, not parts. How can you discuss relative merits of competing products, or whether to replace a part or whole unit without price?

    Thanks for your comments.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,012
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    You would have to ask Dan about why he doesn't want us discussing pricing. It's his board, and he makes the rules.

    Yes, the cartridge is all you need.
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    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • Jells
    Jells Member Posts: 576
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    OK, thanks. Got one more question about the parts on this "Aquaheat" system before I place my order. I think the vacuum breaker is bad. Shouldn't it let in air when I drain the WH tank? It didn't seem to, and has some stuff around it's port. I searched Supplyhouse but didn't see this exact device.

    This is the unit, that thread is 3/4:


  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,012
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    That's correct. Replace it.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting