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JonandJo 01-17-2014 05:06 PM

Canister filter problem
 
I have a fluval 103 canister filter it has recently lost filtering power. I have cleaned out the filters, I have cleaned the impeller I have cleaned out the pipe work but still reduced power output.

I have put an extra filter in my tank for now but I do need help solve my problem.

willow 01-18-2014 06:01 AM

hi
i know you've given it a good clean……have you double checked the impeller
for cracks ?
you can pick one up pretty cheap i think from ebay.
if you bought it new…are you still in warranty ? if so take it back.

wannalearn 01-18-2014 06:21 AM

check the check valve on the intake hose.... I almost threw my 305 away once.. had no output at all...

Austin 01-18-2014 06:49 AM

Smack it a few times.... well, actually, don't... but it worked for my dad's filter. :D (to be serious, I have no idea sorry)

jaysee 01-18-2014 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Austin (Post 3753361)
Smack it a few times.... well, actually, don't... but it worked for my dad's filter. :D (to be serious, I have no idea sorry)


Always a good suggestion when something isn't working right. Although for me it's usually out of frustration.

You check the hoses? Is the output clogged? An abstraction in the intake? Perhaps at the quick connect?


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rickey 01-18-2014 08:51 AM

Also check to make sure it's not airlocked sometimes they will trap an air bubble in the can an it will reduce flow.

R

jaysee 01-18-2014 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rickey (Post 3753577)
Also check to make sure it's not airlocked sometimes they will trap an air bubble in the can an it will reduce flow.



R


Yup - give the filter a little rock back and forth and see if air comes out the outflow.


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SeaHorse 01-18-2014 10:48 AM

Yes, yes check all the things listed. Make sure the impeller is free moving, no bars broken or cracked on it. I have indeed smacked and rocked my canister filter.... it has no primer to start it ... ya really old!!!! so that is the only way to start it up sometimes or to get the rattles out of it. Make sure the cover plate over the impeller has not lost it's locking tabs too. Make sure it's seated and locked over the impeller.

Keep us posted on what you find.

JonandJo 01-18-2014 04:25 PM

Just started working on its own

Guess air locked
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willow 01-18-2014 05:27 PM

yay :-D nothing to start the old heart beating faster than a filter
on the blink !


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