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Water Inside submersible Eheim water heater

I guess this mean a new heater is required here... Can't say this one had a very long life. Barely 18 months.





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Yep its dead, good thing you caught it before something really bad happened..

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Should be under warrantee no?

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Unfortunatelly I am not the kind of person that keeps receipts. On top of that, Eheim to me was synonym of "high reliability". Maybe I just got a lemon. Anyway, I replaced it with a Fluval non submersible. I think I am done with submersible ones.


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Unfortunatelly I am not the kind of person that keeps receipts. On top of that, Eheim to me was synonym of "high reliability". Maybe I just got a lemon. Anyway, I replaced it with a Fluval non submersible. I think I am done with submersible ones.
I still run my jagers like a non submersible, I like access to the dial and feel the same with trusting them. They're great and very reliable but can't be sure forever

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I have heard that the Eheim heaters aren't as good as they used to be. Maybe they changed manufacturing facilities? My LFS stopped stocking Eheims because they noticed some QC issues.

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Unfortunatelly I am not the kind of person that keeps receipts. On top of that, Eheim to me was synonym of "high reliability". Maybe I just got a lemon. Anyway, I replaced it with a Fluval non submersible. I think I am done with submersible ones.
I don't know about Eheim, but Aqueon has a lifetime warranty on heaters, and you can get a broken heater replaced without a receipt if you send the broken one to them (or at least that was the case 4 years ago).
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While water in the electronics is not a good thing, I t is not as bad as one might first think. I would put this one back somewhere as a "questionable" item rather than totally call it junk. If you have some protection built into your setup, the water may not be that much to worry about. Many heaters do get water in them when they are used under water and it does shorten their working life but if they are run vertical as most are designed there is a spot at the bottom for the water to collect where it does no harm. This is a case where the seal around the shaft has failed and let a bit of water inside where it is left to condense and look like a lot of water. I don't buy this type any more for this reason but those which have leaked and have water in them are still good for use where they can do no harm when they finally fail. Reserve water heating is one place where I use them. From the safety aspect, they have little more hazard than one which has not leaked as long as the glass is not broken. Broken glass would let the water short to the tank water and become a hazard but as long as it is inside, the short will be between the hot and neutral of the line rather than to you. Assuming you will stop using it if it fills to the point that water inside reaches the top or if the glass is broken, there is little increase in hazard now over all the time it has been leaking.

This is an Ebo-Jager which has had water inside long enough to rust.


It still works even though there is significant water collecting at the bottom.


I don't use it any place where it can harms things when it fails to heat as it will fail sooner as the heating coils are beginning to rust.
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