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Old 07-15-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Eheim Jager heater

Anyone have any experience with these being a pain in the butt to calibrate?? I don't know if the thermostat internally is off, but BOTH of my thermometers say 80. When I turn the gauge to get the light off on the heater, it has to go all the way down to 73, before it shuts the light... Any suggestions?
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:06 AM   #2
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Have you tried calibrating it with the red dial?
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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Yea it was calibrated.. I then moved the heater, and the light came on and started over heating from the temp it was supposed to be at... The things goin crazy... Is it a possibility I got a bad heater??
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It's going back to LFS tomorrow, going to exchange it!
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That weird. We have 1 and have never had a problem. You could have gotten a bad one, maybe ?! Or we just got lucky.
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I think I just got a bad one... I think the thermostat is no good. My LFS swears by them, and so do all his customers. I'm gonna give it another shot, he said he will gladly exchange it. I just don't any crazy water temp fluctuations.
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Did you do anything special like let it sit in the water for some time before you plugged it in... Or calibrate it in a bucket... Or did you just set the temp, suction to a wall, and plug 'er in??
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We just placed it in the tank and plugged it in. We haven't had to do anything to it and we have had it a year.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:40 PM   #9
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Yea I had to have gotten a bad one... I've been messing with the calibration on this since i got it. It will be off as much as 7 degrees! And I have a digital and glass thermometer which are consistent with each other...
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #10
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Do you keep it at 79?
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