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Old 08-11-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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Powerhead question......

I was just wondering what some of you do to try and get your powerheads from rattling. I can't seem to get mine to stop. They worked great until I cleaned them, now they rattle like mad. I've already threw a couple away and got new ones, but I don't want to keep wasting money like that. I've tried just about everything I know, and they are loud.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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Pull out the impeller and make sure there is no crud around it or in the base where the impeller goes. I had one that had gotten a snail in there and it rattled like crazy till I cleaned that out.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
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What brand do you have?
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What brand do you have?
It's a Rio Aqua 200, and I did clean it out really well. It sounds like the plastic impeller is hitting up against the sides of the chamber, or the whole impeller is rattling.

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Is the impeller shaft (or the pole thingy for lack of better word) bent?
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No, it's not bent. It's a fairly new unit, and it seems like after every time I clean a powerhead, it always rattles and can't get it to stop.
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Are you sure you have it connected tight. If it didn't seat right it will do that.
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Everything is tight and put back together properly. I just pulled it apart again and it is even worse now. I can hear it clear across the house.

I also have an Aqua Clear that rattles too, but not as loud. Can't get it to stop either.
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If it rattles that loud, unplug it. Call the manufacturer and ask them.
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my filters rattled real bad until i took the impeller out and pushed it firmly in to the tube...i had been putting it in the motor, and was told my somebody to put it in the tube, then put the tube on the filter, havent rattled since... with my powerheads, i can do the same, though i havent got my new tank setup so i havent tested them yet... could it be possible to do the same on yours?
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