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Old 09-11-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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MJ1200 starting to hum like crazy!!

This thing is driving me CRAZY for the past few days. The tank is in our bedroom and it's a constant humming. Not sure what it means. I checked the pump and cleaned it. It just got really noisy all of a sudden.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
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My Aqueon QuietFlow does that sometimes. I think something gets jammed. All I do is smack it and it literally shuts up. In the worst case you could try replacing it if you keep the receipt
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #3
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My Aqueon QuietFlow does that sometimes. I think something gets jammed. All I do is smack it and it literally shuts up. In the worst case you could try replacing it if you keep the receipt
Oh I'm about to smack it believe me lol. I played with the top, it's a bio cube and the pump is in chamber 3. When I lift the top it stops. So this leads me to believe its a vibration issue. Now to figure out how to quite this thing down before I see if it can fly
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:54 PM   #4
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Check the magnets for any scratches or damage because if its off balance you can experiece some noise. One of my ventilation fans magnet is damaged from a small chip of magnet banging around so gotta replace that soon
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:56 PM   #5
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Check the magnets for any scratches or damage because if its off balance you can experiece some noise. One of my ventilation fans magnet is damaged from a small chip of magnet banging around so gotta replace that soon
I'm on it! Checking it now. Thanks!
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:58 PM   #6
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You could probably stick some filter material under it until you fix it, just to shut it up lol.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:01 AM   #7
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You could probably stick some filter material under it until you fix it, just to shut it up lol.
+1 local reefer I got some equipment off of actually put a 1" thick "foot" of silicone on his return pump lol
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Also convict make sure your propeller looks symmetrical and there is no damage from debris cause spinning at that high of RPMs even the slightest bit will throw it off balance.

Edit* if so you can check some shops around you some carry replacement parts.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:18 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone. Took the pump out, took it apart, cleaned and inspected it. Put back together re seated it in a different manner and BAM!! It's pumping even better now!!

And it's quieter!!

Wow!! Seriously it's like a different pump.

Thanks again!
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+1 local reefer I got some equipment off of actually put a 1" thick "foot" of silicone on his return pump lol
Thats awesome!
Lol I can just see 3 days later "well my return broke..."
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