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Old 04-02-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Eheim double taps


Is it common for these to leak? The one on my filter return will leak a drop slowly from either end in that u shaped grove if I throttle the flow at all. Doesn't seem to if I run it wide open. Sometimes it doesn't do it, but of I fiddle with the valve lever at all it will start again. Is it a faulty set?
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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Not sure what U shape groove you are talking about. Are you talking about the parts that spin when taking them off?

Anyway, I have had mine leak from time to time, usually after a few times of servicing. If you are having the same issue as me, it's a very easy fix. Take a towel or similar and clean out both sides of the quick disconnects. Then take off the o ring and lube it with silicone grease (I use petroleum jelly if I can't find anything else in the garage instead). That seems to work for me.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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Clean out the double taps and lube it. Carefully inspect the U-groove area where it drips from to see if there is a hair line crack. When reconnecting the double taps after servicing the canister, if one uses too much pressure/force to screw in the taps, it will break if not being careful.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:01 PM   #4
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The red circled area is where I'm talking about.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:02 PM   #5
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Yes that's it, exactly the area I'm talking about also.

If you filter is still under warranty. You can contact Eheim to get a replacement. I got mine replaced 3 weeks after in contact with them.
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I've only had it like 2 weeks. I wouldn't think they are clogged or cracked but I'll check.
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Pulled that end off and lubed that fat o ring and put it back together. No leak now no matter how much I throttle it down now. I guess that o ring had just dried out a bit in the package.
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Great to hear.
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Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:20 AM   #10
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Had the same issue with mine. However, I was able to get a free set of double taps out of Eheim since it was still under warranty.
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