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Old 11-06-2006, 02:24 AM   #1
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How do you fix a Powerhead?

I have a powerhead, fairly new, and it's making a lot of racket. How do you get it to stop? I've opened it up, pulled the impeller out and cleaned everything, and it still makes a lot of noise. Any other ideas of what I can do?
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Old 11-07-2006, 12:17 AM   #2
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I've had the same problem LWB, not much you can do. I had it happen with a Rio 400, brand new in the box. No matter what I did it was noisy. It drove me nuts. I took it back and got another one, same model, this time it was fine. Must have got a lemon first time round.
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could be the impeller but most likely the unit if the impeller looks ok. Rio's are not know for being dependable.
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Mine's not a Rio, but a Maxijet 600. 2 of the 3 are very noisy. So, what did I do? Replaced them with Aquaclears and Rios, lol. Silent now, lol.
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I had a problem w/ mine and found out that the magnet in one of them was not as strong as my other one.
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Aquaclears are supposed to be good. Never used on myself. Maxijets are probably the most popular PH around since the are durable, have low power consumption and are relatively cheap.
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