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Old 10-21-2003, 06:56 PM   #1
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XP3, pebble in motor sound???

Hey all I just installed my XP3 into my 45 gallon tank, but for some reason there is a sound like a pebble is stuck in the motor. The sound is definately coming from the motor, but I have not a clue what it is.. even after looking through it all... does anyone know how to fix this!?!? 8O
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Old 10-21-2003, 06:59 PM   #2
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Impellers sound like that when they run dry or have a lot of air.
I don't have one or know anything about them but my emperor will sound that way if I remove the tube and put it back on.
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Old 10-21-2003, 07:00 PM   #3
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anyway to fix it?
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Old 10-21-2003, 07:16 PM   #4
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I would think it needs to be primed more but don't know how. they say self priming but I would make sure theres water in the intake tube if thats possible.
I'll research it for you.
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Old 10-21-2003, 07:18 PM   #5
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thanks so much... I have no idea.. supposedly I primed it.. but poo... thanks for looking into it.. hate being a newb at canister filters :P
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Do you fill the canister and tubes with with water prior to putting the top on?
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Old 10-21-2003, 07:32 PM   #7
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yep
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Old 10-21-2003, 07:35 PM   #8
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Just found a picture of the insides. Can you see air bubbles going up the outlet tube? Impeller is at the top which seems susceptable to air coming up from the media if just replaced.
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nope the tubing is completely air-free nothignt there but water
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the wierd thing is this though... when I first turn it on.. it doesn't make the noise.. only that which is pushing the air out.. then afetr like 30 seconds it starts making the noise..
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