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Re: Fluval 404 power filter problems

I have had this problem with the Fluval 404. I changed the impeller, but
found that it still seized up. Luckily, such seizure happens only upon
initially starting. I have been able to resolve it by plugging and
un-plugging the motor from the power outlet.

knowing that the problem exists, I will ask Hagen to replace it.
Thanks for the tip.

Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 18:09:04 -0000
From: "Buckley, Kevin" <kevin.buckley at nectech_co.uk>
Subject: RE: Re: Fluval 404 - Further info.

Any Fluval 404 users out there take note!

After some problems I took my Fluval 404 back to the shop a few weeks ago &
they said they didn't know anything about any general product problems.
They did however swap it for a new one.

After about two weeks the new one developed the same fault - noisy operation
& reduced flow.  I took it back to the shop again & this time they told me
that Fluval (Hagen) had just shipped them a box of replacement impellers &
housings (clear plastic ones) as the original ones had a design fault that
caused a permanent air-lock & subsequent impeller damage.

With the new one it now seems to work just fine.

Shame about the fish that died when the first one packed-up though :-(

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