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post #1 of 4 Old 09-18-2011, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Help: Sand in my filter

I did sand landscaping today and got some sand sucked up in into my filter (i know, i should have turned it off first, live and learn), and now it is making a grinding sound. I took it apart and rinsed all the parts out, but it is still making a pretty rough sound. Any suggestions on how to clean sand out of the pump? Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-18-2011, 06:24 PM
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What filter is it?
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-19-2011, 09:19 PM

If it's a HOB the impeller is probably shot and you will have to buy/order a new one. I've also learned this lesson the hard way.
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-19-2011, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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I blew it out with one of those canisters of compressed air and it seems to be working now. Thanks for the replies.
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