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Old 04-22-2005, 12:55 AM   #1
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MAG 36 Help needed

Hi All
I buyed one of this pumps, installed it submersed on my sump.

turned everything on and kazzzzzzzzzzaaaaaaaaaaammmm


I contacted the vendor and he told me perhaps the impeller is broken, how can i tell if this happened. (sorry guys no manual)

the magnetic part looks unscratched, but the propeller is loose (doesnt looks break to me,only unassembled)

any one has one of this pumps ?
please share your experience with this pumps



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Old 04-22-2005, 01:10 AM   #2
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Try putting a mousepad underneath the pump and make sure the housing is not in contact with any glass or plastic. If that kills the cut some plastic tubing in 1/2 making it into a canoe shape and lay out a bed for the pump to sit on. I find mags that sit on the bottom of a sump to be super noise, just needs a pad of some sort most likley.

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I agree make sure its the pump thats noisy and not just the vibration noise its making. If you lift the pump off the bottom of the sump while its running and still submerged does alot of the noise go away? If it does then your hearing a virbration noise mostly vs the sound from the pump.
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Old 04-22-2005, 04:08 PM   #4
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Trust me, the Mag Drive 36 is noisy, and I've since replaced it.

I used a 3/4" piece of white styrofoam under it, and it helped along with a flex connection to reduce the vibration noise. It was still rather loud.
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Old 04-22-2005, 04:31 PM   #5
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I took a large sponge and cut it so the pump sits on top of it. I have a 24 and it's noisey enough, but they will vibrate if sitting directly on the glass and be very noisy.
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