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Grundfos Alpha stopped running with display flashing

Has anyone had this problem before?

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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 14,797
    check installed? I've seen them do that when they are either being spun backwards or have flow when un-powered from another cir, for example.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
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  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 2,816
    edited March 2020
    This was during a call for heat. The system was installed 10 years ago and it's just now acting up. (I didn't know the Alpa's have been around that long.)

    Don't know about a check, but there seems to be gravity flow.
    Often wrong, never in doubt.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 14,797
    Odd that it would just now start if it was a mis-pipe. Maybe it fried form over-voltage or something. Try Osborne Sales the local rep for some answers.

    Alphas are built in Fresno, maybe 15 years now? We are getting old :(
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 1,304
    edited March 2020
    Did you try to unpower it and repower it? leave it off for a few minutes.

    This is a circuit board problem. I guess the polarity and voltage of the outlet that the pump is plugged into is correct.
  • "Did you try to unpower it and repower it? leave it off for a few minutes."

    Yes, kept on flashing.

    I'm going there tomorrow and will let you know what I find.
    Often wrong, never in doubt.
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,331
    Bring a new one. Been there,done that.
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,514
    Bet the shaft has gotten stuck and won't turn. That happened to us once.
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  • Steamhead said:

    Bet the shaft has gotten stuck and won't turn. That happened to us once.

    I've never known you to be wrong. :D
    Often wrong, never in doubt.
    kcopp
  • We replaced the motor this morning. The old impeller spun freely. I think the electronics went bad.
    Often wrong, never in doubt.
    kcopp
  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 1,304
    I've never done this. I like to know why thing fail. I've taken apart many devices to understand the "why".

    I would pry off the label and look for screws under the label that fasten the black electronic control to the pump housing. I would look at the control circuitry and look to see if it is plugged into the pump windings and that the control board is making good contact. Is anything looking burnt? Possibly a power surge.

    I always plug the new boilers and ECM pumps into a computer grade surge protector.
    kcopp
  • Petar
    Petar Member Posts: 2
    Смени този кондензатор 47mf/35v и е готова.

  • Petar
    Petar Member Posts: 2

  • psb75
    psb75 Member Posts: 369
    Was is ein Elko? (What is an Elko?)
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