Thread: AC problems
05-02-2009, 12:32 AM #1
So, for the first time my AC filter wouldnt restart after I unplugged it.
Searched it on the Internet, and it wasnt much help. Whats going on?Fish Tail
05-02-2009, 12:35 AM #2
I'd bet that it was something stuck int he impellar, that's the only thing that has ever caused mine to act up like that. It is tricky because it wont even sound like it is tying to turn...
I just unplugged mine and turned the impellar a few times manually, then plugged it back in and it was fine.Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years.
05-02-2009, 03:21 AM #3Originally Posted by Wiggs
Try taking the impeller itself out of the assembly, you can lift the little plastic cover that covers it (at least I can do it on my AC30).37G - 1 adult male Convict and ~40 of its babies, Java Fern, different Crypts, Anubias Nana and Balansae crypt. Eq't:AC-50, AC-30, Whisper 40 air pump, 150W Visi-Therm heater, 36W Coralife lights :)
05-02-2009, 03:27 AM #4
When is the last time you you cleane the impellor.It will stop if it gets too full of crud.I guess its time for a water change so you can rinse it out!
Empty the filter out and twist the motor off the bottom.Pull the impelor out and clean the it out with Qtips.Do not use tap water.Ray Your Freindly Neighborhood,Fully Mod-ified, Self-appointed Pic Hound!! Need pics!!!
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05-02-2009, 02:00 PM #5
I simply plug it in and stick a pencil in there to get it to start turning... usually kicks on in a jiffy.Thar she blows!!!
05-03-2009, 04:34 PM #6
Hah, I accidently poked the impellar with the end of the tube the brings in the water, and it just started spinning. Thanks though!Fish Tail
05-03-2009, 05:00 PM #7Originally Posted by NorthernguyWhen in doubt, do a water change.
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05-03-2009, 06:43 PM #8
Yep, they do get slimmed up. I rinse mine off in old tank water and use an old toothbrush.Nancy
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05-03-2009, 06:51 PM #9
Remember to take the filter media out, before you clean the inside of the filter out with tap water! I probably clean out the gunk in the hob filters every few water changes. May want to spin the impeller and see if turns smoothly as well, may need replacing.