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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 02:45 AM
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I would suggest going just a bit further when cleaning. Most filters will collect a certain amount of grime on the impeller. If this is left it will build up and one day the filter will not restart. I've not looked at your model but most are easy to access and clean. It is one way to make the canister last much better as it doesn't have the constant wear on the impeller. The impeller and shaft are often the most likely item to wear out and I have heard stories about some of the knockoffs being really bad on replacing parts.
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