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Old 12-28-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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New AquaClear 50 making rattling sound

Is there anyway I can fix this? It's not horribly bad, but it's loud enough to notice. I saw a video on YouTube saying to apply vaseline to the impeller, but I'm skeptical of that because I don't want vaseline getting into the water.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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I used a bit of vaseline on mine and it cleared it up. I don't believe the vaseline will harm anything.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:47 AM   #3
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If it were mine I'd take it back and swap for a diff one. My AC 50 is completely silent.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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If it were mine I'd take it back and swap for a diff one. My AC 50 is completely silent.
If possible that's probably a good option.

One thing I just thought of... have you made sure that the filter is level? I know if they aren't level they can make a little noise.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #5
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One thing I just thought of... have you made sure that the filter is level? I know if they aren't level they can make a little noise.
It is level. I actually used a level to make sure. I'll try the vaseline, if that doesn't work I'll take it back. I also opened it up to check if anything was inside, but it was clean.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:44 PM   #6
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It was defective. It started making a god awful grinding sound that I could hear from across the house. I ran into my room to make sure it hadn't sucked up some gravel or something and it was smoking. I unplugged it, pulled out the impeller, and noticed it was severely bent. At least right now, nothing is in the tank.
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