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Old 01-11-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Finnex PS-360 filter spitting air


Dear folks at Finnex:

A number of Finnex PX-360 owners on this forum, myself included, report that the filter 'spits' out air on periodic basis. We would appreciate your insight on what might cause such behavior and any recommendations for the remedy.

The discussion on the subject can be found in this thread.

If you need more information, please do not hesitate to PM to me directly.

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Old 01-11-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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Hello OVT.

The Finnex PX-360 has a self priming mechanism built underneath the canister hood. If the seals are not properly secure, you will get the situation you are describing often and may see some leaking from the canister at some point. Air is being built up within and the priming mechanism is releasing that trapped air once it gets to a certain point to avoid stopping the canister water flow.

The daily occurrence is normal. If seals are tight, many factors can still play a role. Whether it be the canister sucking and storing air, biological gasses within the canister, CO2, etc.

Hope this info helps! Please note, if this is happening over and over again in short periods of time, please check for leaks as one of your seals may not be tight.
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Hi Lowe,

Thanks for the prompt reply. I have just replied to your PM: none of my filters are leaking. Are there any instructions on checking/servicing the seals? Thanks a again.

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Old 01-23-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
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Hey OVT. Spoke to an associate about your situation and since you have 3 other filters that are doing well, he suggested switching the tubes on the one spitting air. Specifically, the intake. He suspects air getting in to the filter at that point and may be near the water line so you wouldn't think it to be leaking. Let me know!
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