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Old 07-10-2008, 02:29 AM   #1
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Issue with Fluval 404

i took apart my 404 yesterday to clean it out.. upon putting it back together like i've always done, and hooking it all up, i turn it on and the motor starts clicking... it didnt stop clicking... i've tried multiple things, nothing has helped...

if i hook the hoses back up, even though they are both filled 100%, it clicks and doesn't flow water properly. if i lower the output nozzle/hose to have it dump out to a bucket lower than the line of the tank, but still higher than filter, it flows well, but still clicks..

here is the super strange part... when i disconnect the hoses, if i plug in the filter with the hose opening just sitting there, it primes and pumps quietly...
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:20 AM   #2
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check to make sure the impeller is a) seated properly b) no worn c) not broken
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:36 AM   #3
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impeller seated properly, not worn, not broken...

why would it work in the sink with no hoses connected to it, but not in the tank?
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if the impeller was not fucntioning at 100% then that would lessen the ability to create the throughput. As would a leak in any of the hoses/seals, a blockage anywhere etc
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It does sound like the impeller. Are you sure it is not bent? Can you see any wear on it?
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i will remove it and take pics later... it looks fine to me, but i may have no idea what to really be looking for..
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When I have issues like that, I soak the impeller in white vinegar for about 1/2 hour and then use a new toothbrush to clean.
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