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Old 09-27-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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So that noise came back, my mother in law called me to tell me the tank was making a loud humming sound. I come home an there's water shooting out of the canister!!

Where the top meets the main part. All knobs have been tightened down as much as possible. What could be causing this?

Water everywhere, what a mess. I just cleaned it the other day and cleaned the impeller etc.

Tech support is closed. I'm gonna take it all apart now.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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The only thing I can think of is the impeller!
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:10 PM   #3
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The only thing I can think of is the impeller!
I'm taking it apart again, I just found something. Not sure if this is the root of the issue. One of the clamps is stripped. It won't tighten down. Air getting in?

Water is coming out of that one side, also water all over the bottom of the stand. What a mess!! What a mess!! Off to Home Depot for a new nut and bolt do the clamp.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:13 PM   #4
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Yep I was gonna ask if you put the top on level. That's weird it stripped but ow well easy fix. I don't know if that's what making the noise though!
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:16 PM   #5
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Yep I was gonna ask if you put the top on level. That's weird it stripped but ow well easy fix. I don't know if that's what making the noise though!
Yeah me either lol. Hopefully it's one in the same. I hope!
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
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Well maybe.... Since its not level cause of the raised side the impeller level maybe Tilted to one side and the impeller pressure is making the noise:
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Wow, my used 80gal tank came with one of those canisters and we had the same problem, first the noise and then the clamp. Im quite leery of leaving the house for fear of a flood some day. I think Ill stick with the top filters.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:49 PM   #8
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Well maybe.... Since its not level cause of the raised side the impeller level maybe Tilted to one side and the impeller pressure is making the noise:
Yeah that makes sense.

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Wow, my used 80gal tank came with one of those canisters and we had the same problem, first the noise and then the clamp. Im quite leery of leaving the house for fear of a flood some day. I think Ill stick with the top filters.
Just fix the clamp and your good to go. It's not easy as I'm finding out its metric and a uncommon size. I'll make it work though.
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canister trouble

I must have a different problem as the part thats broken on my canister is plastic and is what holds the top on the unit.
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I must have a different problem as the part thats broken on my canister is plastic and is what holds the top on the unit.
The little knobs? Because that's what it was with mine. The nut and bolt in inside the plastic knob stripped. I got a new nut and bolt and now it tightened down just fine.
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