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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Help with Eheim 2234

I have an Eheim 2234, stopped moving water. I think the motor still works, impeller vibrates if plugged in and you touch it. Soaked the impeller and impeller housing in vinegar to remove any deposits. Removed and inspected impeller, seems fine.

Impeller still does not rotate on its own.

Have called Eheim various times, only one call back suggesting the above but now they don't return calls.

Great filter, lousy company support.

Any suggestions as to how I might get this filter working? Much appreciated.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 07:11 PM
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Have you check the impeller shaft to see if its broken?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, pulled it out, looks fine to me.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 09:49 PM
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Two things I don't see mentioned, that have happened to me with ECCO filters.
On one, the impeller - from the box - had broken fins. All were broken identically, so it may have been that someone bought it, tampered, and returned it. It was my first ECCO so I didn't know better.
Another time, the hoses filled with slime. Blasting water from the faucet cleared that up in a hurry, but the pump didn't.


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