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Old 01-05-2015, 06:22 PM   #1
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Noisy mag 5

I just replaced my Rio pump with a Mag 5 and the Mag is so noisy that it's driving me crazy. The pump is brand new and I have a piece of filter pad under it to absorb some vibration. Any ideas on how to quiet it down or should I just return it? Thanks for looking.

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Pull it apart and clean it. Step 1 with any noisy pump.
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Even a brand new out of the box pump?

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Yes. Always a good suggestion as the impeller could simply not be lining up right in there...or maybe it's damaged. You won't know until you look.
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Ok.....I'll pull it apart tomorrow. Had my filter off for a while while I did a water change and changed out the pump so my temp fell a little, because my heater is in my sump. Don't wanna stress my critters too much

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My brand new mag drive pump was horribly noisy for the first few days, and then it just got quiet, all on its own. No idea why.


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Ok......It's a little better today,or I'm just getting use to the racket it makes.....lol. Probably just gonna take it apart for a look later.

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Oh boy I have a new mag 15 to put in and I always heard they were quiet. I should probably do a dry run before hand (with water)
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I would...lol....it works well but it's not as quiet as other pumps I've had.

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