Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-09-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pocono lake,PA
Posts: 74
Send a message via AIM to Cash Turtle
Jebo Odysea CFS 4 problems

One day i found my Jebo odysea cfs 4 running but there was no water going through it, it was hot to the touch so i unplugged it to let it cool down.
when i plugged it back in it wouldnt start but i can feel and hear it humming, it seems like the impeller jsut wont spin.
I cant get the impeller out to see if theres something blocking it
i opened up most of the top part of the filter adn inside the cover 9just the part the makes teh top look nice. I found a black rubber ball
i dont know where it goes, if it belongs in my filter somewhere or if it just got stuck in there on accident when the filter was built.?

any advice on how to get my filter working again would be great, the filter kept the water crystal clear for 2 months before this happened

im really hoping it didnt kill it
__________________

__________________
Cash Turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2005, 04:39 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Jefferson Station, New York
Posts: 283
I have yet to disassemble the impeller on my unit .The instructions, if you have them are very simple to follow. There is no mention of a black rubber ball but a rubber spacer that must be properly set on the shaft. There must have been a reason it lost suction. Are you sure it was properly primed the last time you serviced it? You do need the housing to be 3/4 full before priming.Is filter positioned below the water level?
__________________

__________________
piranha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2005, 04:48 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pocono lake,PA
Posts: 74
Send a message via AIM to Cash Turtle
no it wasnt below water level (sorry i forgot to put that in the first post)
Its my first canister filter and there was nothing on the box saying it ned to be below water level so i didnt know at the time
it was probably even with te water level i have a 55 gallon and it was set on the floor. Also teh tubes weren't trimmed at all.
I bought a filstar xp3 to replace it and noticed that filter recomends cutting the tubing so i dont know if that cause a problem aswell
__________________
Cash Turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2005, 06:08 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Jefferson Station, New York
Posts: 283
Having the tubing the length it came should be no problem.I use mine full length and have no problems.There is mention of the filter below water level in the manual. Have you returned the Jebo? Sorry to hear you replaced it. It is a great filter. I've been getting 9 months trouble free use and predict many years to come. If ever you need replacement parts you can easily find them at the superfishstore.com. I purchased my filter there.
__________________
piranha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2005, 08:16 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pocono lake,PA
Posts: 74
Send a message via AIM to Cash Turtle
mine didnt have a manual
my problem is that i bought it on ebay so i cant return it.
to get teh impeller out to i just have to pull and force it out? i was thinking about getting a new impeller and seeing if thats to problem. I do love the filter and when i have a little extra cash I'd like to get another one.
__________________
Cash Turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2005, 08:47 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Jefferson Station, New York
Posts: 283
The manual states: Remove the pump-chamber cover(push down the impeller press-bar inside the motor,turn it left,carefully remove the cover). Remove impellers shaft(vertically take out the shaft in care.Make sure the rubber spacer is properly set on the shaft).Remove the impeller axle(Hold the impellers center and take out the axle).
__________________
piranha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2005, 08:02 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 6,015
Send a message via AIM to greenmaji
make sure the impellers shaft is still strait if you get it out.. once you have it out try rolling it on a counter to see if it wobbles.. if the shaft wobbles, that would be a sighn of needing a new impeller (striating those things is a nightmare they have to be perfectly strait, Ive done it on other pumps and the hours it took really isnt worth it to an adult with a job..LOL)
__________________
greenmaji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2005, 12:07 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pocono lake,PA
Posts: 74
Send a message via AIM to Cash Turtle
let me see if i have this right, to get to the impeller on mine i push down on a round cover and twist it off. then i can see the impeller the first thing i can remove is a ceramic or porcelain stick with a peice of rubber on top ( the shaft?),
after that i cant pull anything else out
which part is the axle?
__________________
Cash Turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2005, 09:36 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Jefferson Station, New York
Posts: 283
I disassembled mine so that I can better help you with yours.When you turn the pump-chamber cover counterclockwise slowly pull it out. The entire unit will or should come out together.If the cover comes off without the shaft,pull up the shaft and the impeller and magnet(what you called a stick) should come up with it. On each end of the shaft is a rubber boot.One of the boots is connected to the pump-chamber cover.Remove the magnet and impeller with shaft from the boot thats part of the pump-chamber cover.Set the cover aside.Now you can slide out the shaft with boot on opposite end from the magnet and impeller for inspection and cleaning.Be careful not to lose the rubber boot. Hope this helps,tried to explain in detail. Any other questions feel free or you can pm me.
__________________
piranha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2005, 10:03 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pocono lake,PA
Posts: 74
Send a message via AIM to Cash Turtle
One mystery solved, after struggling with teh impeler for awhile i got the propeller part to pop off, now i can see that a small part of teh wall seems to be melted intowards teh impeller preventing it from coming out.
I guess i did kill the filter. do you think i could file away the melted peice and have teh filter work again. im worried that i'll break though teh plastic wall of the filter and then it will be perminantly dead, but on the other hand if i dont get rid of that melted peice of plastic the filter will never run anyway
hmm waht to do, i'll try to get a picture to show the melted part
__________________

__________________
Cash Turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
jebo

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jebo? Saltwater T Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 11-27-2007 10:17 PM
REALLY burnt CFs.... newfound77951 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 6 10-19-2006 11:28 AM
Any LPS under CFs? SeeDemTails Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 08-16-2006 11:49 PM
Hellolights sale on CFs for $10 bucks spinman Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 0 05-26-2006 01:08 PM
Aquatrader's Odysea Lights JoeA General Retailers 7 02-17-2005 02:00 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.