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Old 06-27-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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Came home skimmer DOA?

I have the Tunze 9002 on my BC29. It's been working great up until now. I came home and it's dead. It has power and the motor is hot. I'm gonna break it all down now. It's been running since October.
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Ok took it all apart.cleaned the propeller and motor, cleaned out the housing and tubing. Now it works better then ever!!

It had a lot of built up gunk. Better then when I first got it!

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Glad to here you solved the problem, Dino!
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Glad to here you solved the problem, Dino!
Thanks buddy. Just wish I knew why it works sooo much better now then when I first got it lol. Not that I'm complaining. I think I may have botched the air hose mod and when I cleaned everything out I may have seated the motor better cause it's purring like a 67 chevelle.

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If I had a nickle for everytime I had a pump running like crap and fiddled with it til it worked better lol. Glad to hear all is well...now I want to take apart my skimmer's pump. That seaclone is just a piece of garbage.
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If I had a nickle for everytime I had a pump running like crap and fiddled with it til it worked better lol. Glad to hear all is well...now I want to take apart my skimmer's pump. That seaclone is just a piece of garbage.
I hear ya. I'm kinda glad this happened because I don't know what happened or what I missed the first time but this isn't the same skimmer lol. It's on fire!!

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Just wish I knew why it works sooo much better now then when I first got it
it's because you cleaned out all the gunk slowing down propeller
that would be my guess
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I hear ya. I'm kinda glad this happened because I don't know what happened or what I missed the first time but this isn't the same skimmer lol. It's on fire!!

It's the little things that make me happy.
DINO what do you mean its working better? Couldn't it just be that it hasn't been on so its collecting more stuff.

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it's because you cleaned out all the gunk slowing down propeller
that would be my guess
Huh
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DINO what do you mean its working better? Couldn't it just be that it hasn't been on so its collecting more stuff.

Huh
I'm thinking maybe when I did the airline mod maybe I didn't seat the motor back in the housing correctly. Because when I broke it down and gave it a good cleaning. I made sure the motor was seated and I heard a "click" and now this thing has some you know what...

It's a lot better then before. I'm gonna say when I took it apart for the mod I didn't put it back the right way.
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Huh What ,
skimmer pumps do have internal propellers
and all the crud slows them down
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