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Old 07-09-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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Question Marineland bio-wheel 350 filter won't run

I picked up a used tank tonight with a Marineland bio-wheel 350 filter which I'm fairly sure was functional. I can't seem to get the thing going. I did give a heck of a cleaning and there is no on/off switch. I'm wondering if the cleaning may have shorted something out or if there is a trick to getting these thins running.
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is the impeler shaft pushed down all the way and are you sure everything is connected ( intake impeller motor)
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When you plug it in do you hear the motor running?
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Also fill the filter up manually with water too
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:13 PM   #5
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I hear no noise when plugged in. I did fill it with water. ... LOL I just went to make sure I had the intake pushed all the way in. Apparently it just needed me to step away because it is now running.

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I hear no noise when plugged in. I did fill it with water. ... LOL I just went to make sure I had the intake pushed all the way in. Apparently it just needed me to step away because it is now running.

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Yeah, those filters sometimes take a little while to start up
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your welcome i had a filter do that to me i spent an hour trying to figure out whats wrong i step away and it springs to life
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If you have that problem again, try taking the filter apart and re-seating the impeller.
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Oops never mind. Didn't read well enough lol
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