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Old 04-28-2014, 03:10 PM   #11
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From my personal experience, it sounds like a it could potentially be overheating. I've had a chugger for 2 years now and it's still going strong. When I first got it, I put it in a toolbox like some of the folks on here built. In the summer, if the lid was closed, that caused the pump to overheat and stop running. Now, I just make sure it has enough airflow around it to keep it cool when it has hot wort running through it. Haven't had an issue since, but I am mindful of it too.

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Old 04-28-2014, 04:10 PM   #12
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OP: how do you have your pumps mounted? Is it in an enclosure or have a splash guard?

Like others have said the customer service is good with chuggers. Even if it's out of warranty you should talk with them, they can help you figure out what's wrong.


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Old 04-29-2014, 12:02 AM   #13
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Here's my setup. I just mount the pumps onto the front side of my brew table.

I'll try using fans to cool them down next time and see how it goes because the pumps get pretty hot.

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