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Old 04-25-2004, 11:22 AM   #1
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AC300- Noisy!!

I have had a number of aquaclears before, and they've all been more or less silent except for the sound of the outflow hitting the tank water - telling me I needed to top off the tank. The AC300 I got from a garage sale is horribly noisy, it works great, just the noise drives me crazy. It sounds like its coming from the motor. Anything I can do?
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Old 04-27-2004, 11:36 AM   #2
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Buy a replacement impeller, maybe try cleaning the motor/impeller area?
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Yeah, i'd pull the motor and impeller. my guess is there's a bit of sand or debris inside the impeller housing.
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Running an AQ dry (probably what the previous owner did) can cause the hole in the motor where the impellor spins (don't know the name) to get oval-shaped, causing the impeller to wobble inside. Also, is there a "stick" thing holding the impellor in place? Sometimes those can go missing & cause noise.
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Old 04-28-2004, 02:00 AM   #5
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Is it the top shaking and making the noise?
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