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Old 04-04-2005, 10:10 PM   #11
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Why don't you just turn the flow down or off while doing water changes? That's what that grey handle is for, you know.
I do turn them off, using a power strip, thats how I discovered that they wouldn't self start, and that I had installed the impeller shaft incorrectly. As for using the water cut off lever, wouldn't that burn out the motor?
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Why would that burn out the motor? There's still water there, it's just not moving.
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Why would that burn out the motor? There's still water there, it's just not moving.
Hmmm. I dont know. There is a box warning not to operate unless completely full in the manual. I was concerned that without the valves open, the impeller case would not have enough water in it. So I take it you have used the valves to reduce or stop flow with no problems? If so, why not just shut it off for five or ten minutes? Just curious.
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