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Old 12-02-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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HELP - Skimmer problem

I came home from a 3 day vacation and my skimmer isn't working properly. See attached pic... i have a very basic skimmer but it always worked great. I would never be able to open up the airline all the way or water would pretty much shoot out the top. But now with the airline open all the way I can't even get a drop into the top container

I tried obstructing the return of skimmer a bit and it will overflow but now bubbles...... It's a model 7 submersible pump.

I have the airline that comes out of the submersible pump connector (you can see from pic).... then I have a small hole in top of top container (no air line hooked to it)..... Then the return doesn't have anything but a PVC down spout attached to it.

It always worked great. I took it completely out and put it in the bath tub... pump is working great... no obstructions in pump, airline, skimmer or return ..... any feedback would be great.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:04 AM   #2
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Wow - is everyone on vacation? I have never posted on here and had to wait more than 2hrs for a response

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Old 12-04-2009, 11:09 AM   #3
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haha...well, i'll give you my .02 cents

what i saw wrong with the picture was the amount of water accumulated up top which i thinkmight have to do with too much air flowing through your pump
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