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DarthGuppy 11-25-2010 12:30 PM

Air pump motor not strong
 
My Whisper air pump, for 10 gallons, has suddenly weakened. I tried replacing the diaphragm on it but it made no difference. My only guess is that the motor has gone south?

Are these repairable/modifiable? I looked online but none sells the motor; just the diaphragms.

This one is only like ten bucks at the store but still... lol

bearwithfish 11-25-2010 08:53 PM

some times teh part that slips into the airline tubing can crack check there first a little super glue should fix it!!! other wise by the time you get a motor if yo find one and shipping its cheaper to buy a new one

DarthGuppy 11-26-2010 01:09 PM

You're right. A new one is only ten bucks lol
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SinCrisis 11-29-2010 08:02 PM

how old is the air pump?

I agree with bear, check your airline tubing. Theres no point in trying to superglue the tubing, it would cost around the same to just buy new tubing.


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