MGE, MLE, Model H & I

End-of-Life Information

Grundfos motors (MGE and MLE model H & I [1]) must be disposed according to national and local regulations. This can either be by using a normal recycling process for this kind of product or by returning the product to the manufacturer.

Safety Risk

  • Safety related to materials used
  • There is no safety risk related to materials used in Grundfos MG/MMG motors. The bearings will include non-toxic grease
  • Safety related to handling the product
    There is no risk to people during the disassembly process posed by the materials used in the product.
    Care should be taken when handling the motor due to the weight.

Disassembly of the Product

The main materials of the components are:

  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Aluminium
  • Electronic scrap
  • Composite materials

and can therefore be recycled to a large extent – depending on the national possibilities for recycling.

The motor is assembled by using screws and bolts and can be disassembled with standard tools. There are no loose parts inside the motor.


Pos. no.DesignationMaterialSpecial disassembly considerations
AFlangeAluminium or cast iron 
BRotor, shaft and bearingsShaft: Steel, Rotor: Iron and Aluminium, Bearings: Steel
Magnets: Neodymium
Magnet are glued to the rotor lamination
CStatorCopper, Iron and isolation materials 
DMotor housingAluminium or cast ironThe stator is shrink fitted in the motor housing
E FanComposite (PC/ABS or PC/PBT or PC) or Aluminium 
FFan coverComposite (PC/ABS or PC/PBT or PC) or sheet metal 
GTerminal box coverComposite or cast iron or aluminium 
HFeet (if present)Sheet metal 
IConnectors, Capacitors, Etc. (Not shown on drawing)Electronic scrap (printed circuit boards with electronic components)   
JLower coverAluminium 
KIsolation coverComposite (PET 30 % glass filling) 
LFoilComposite (Polyester) 
Additional materials:  Screws, gaskets etc.: Various materials less than 5 % of weight 

[1] Model designation can be found on motor nameplate