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Old 10-11-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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Fluval FX5 not working!

So my fluval FX5 just stopped working. Its almost like its in its 2 minute shut down mode to evacuate air bubbles, but its been off for almost a day. Has anyone else had this problem before? I am going to start pulling it apart to clean it now and see if that helps, but if anyone else has any other ideas/suggestions, please let me know. Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:12 AM   #2
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Was it louder than normal? Is your water level low? Anything out of the norm happen?
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:18 AM   #3
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No, nothing out of ordinary happened. Never got louder, I have a auto top off system so water level never drops.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:23 AM   #4
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Hmm. Anything inside of it that may have caused it to jam? If not the motor may have just crapped out on ya.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:43 AM   #5
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yea, that's what im afraid of. not happy...
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:28 AM   #6
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The instructions tell you to pull the motor off and clean periodically for this reason. Probably just dirty. Only 3 or 4 screws and pops right off. Too bad it's been sitting a day now, gonna have to re cycle likely.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:43 PM   #7
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Well its working again. Just pulled the motor out and gave it a good rinse out along with the actual canister too. Must have just been clogged
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