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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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Question Fluval edge filter not pushing water

Calling all edge owners, my 6gal water filter is no longer pushing water...I have had intermittent problems with it doing this but I cleaned the presponge, and filter sponge, changed filter sponge...this seemed to work, not I just cant get it flowing again, its a trickle from the filter right now. Has anyone had this problem? Is a part wearing out? I can see the impeller spinning away if I remove the little cover, the intake is down firmly against the impeller guard, any help is appreciated!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 04:34 AM
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any noise going on?

First question is can you hear the impela rattling around or the sound of air sucking?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 03:22 PM
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In the event that the impeller isn't moving, I've had my impeller stick a few times, and just poking it with a chopstick or something got it going.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 03:16 AM
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Have you cleaned the impeller magnet shaft? Pull the impeller out (carefully) and use a toothbrush to clean it. Rinse it off and put it back together.
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