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Re: [APD] Eheim rattle -- or - Gloss on Floss
--- Seweryn Bialasiewicz <s_bialasiewicz at hotmail_com>
> Hello peoples!
> Got a question about my 4 month old Eheim 2213...
> After running silently for a while, it has developed a
> rattly hum when
If it is distinctly a rattle, and the motor parts are
assembled correctly (the parts the user can access for
cleaing) then it's probably the rotor, shaft or bearings.
This could also cause a decrease in water flow.
These parts are sometimes special orders, sometimes a lfs
has them or you can order them on-line. Sometimes you can
get the shaft and bearings separately and sometimes you
have to buy them with the rotor.
The rotor, sahft, and bearings usually last much longer
than a year so contact Eheim about replacement.
>I cleaned the canister out, squeezed the filter
> pads, rinsed the
> substrate, made sure the tubes were clear, and
> disassembles the outer pump
> components and cleaned them. But it still rattles! And it
> seems that the
> flow rate has decreased.
> - When (if ever) should I replace the coarse and fine
My rule of thumb is when it gets too mucky to rinse off
> - Do I have to replace the white pad every few months, or
> can I just give it
> a good rinse?
You can but the finer media tend to not rinse as thoroughly
and need to be rerinsed sooner than fresh media would.
> Could I use some generic floss instead?
You bet. Go down to Joann's fabrics and buy a big bag for a
couple of bucks and you'll be set for years. Personally I
like the shinier polyester material ;-) The bags will be
labeled re contents and chemicals. You're just looking for
plain clean polyester batting.
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