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Old 12-09-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
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Loud humming aqua clear motor? Help?

Just bought an aqua clear 30 for my 15 gallon tall tank. I assembled everything and it's currently producing a nice, loud humming noise from the motor. It's definitely the motor and is much louder than the aqueon 10. Any ideas on what to do? Thanks
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:14 PM   #2
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You could take it all apart and put it back together or simply return it. I guess sometimes the impellar shaft can be bent which creates a less than desirable noise.

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I cleaned out the impeller like everyone online talks about and put some Prime on it. I'll let it run for a day or two and see what happens. It's just much louder than the other one and I thought it was supposed to be quieter...
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Prime? Like the water conditioner? They are suposed to be quiet, mine are all virtually silent.

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Ya, other forums talked about coating the impeller. Others suggest vasoline, so I'm really not sure what to do.
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Hmmmm... don't see prime doing much good in that department. Vasoline would be my vote

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Called the manufacturer. She told me cooking oil. Worked like a charm. The only thing I hear is the water now
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Nice work I'll have to remember that next time mine acts up. Extra virgin olive or peanut oil??

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Olive oil. But I don't have any fish in the tank so I don't know if you're supposed to do that with fish in the tank...
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