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    Can a recirculation pump go bad? If so, what is their typical lifespan? What about a bad check valve?

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    Do you know of anything that doesn't eventually wear out? Yes, the pump and the checkvalve can and likely will fail given enough time. How long, depends. Is yours running on a timer, or does it run 24/7? Mine's about 8-years old, and still working, but who knows when it will die. It's on a timer, so doesn't run all that much.
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    Pretty much what Jim said in his reply. I have a Laing pump that is at least 5 years old and runs 24/7. No way to tell for sure how long anything mechanical or electrical will last, but it's like death and taxes.

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    I had a recirc pump last 25 years at my moms house ( I replace it recently) and I have had clients that have lasted as little as 8 years. As previously said, it depends on how often and how long it runs

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