Habitat - Indoor :: Is my motor dead or is it the impellar

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:39 am   Is my motor dead or is it the impellar

So my Fluval fx6 is no longer pumping it started a few days ago I took it apart cleaned it out reconnected it worked pretty well and now it's dead again unplugged the filter plugged it back in and nothing no noises no water pumping zip so do you in your opinion should I try buying an impellar or a new motor
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:39 am   Re: Is my motor dead or is it the impellar

How long have you had the filter?
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:40 pm   Re: Is my motor dead or is it the impellar

2 years exactly
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:00 pm   Re: Is my motor dead or is it the impellar

Did you also clean out the impeller? Do you feel any vibrations? No noises might mean the motor is dead.

The FX6 does have a 3-year warranty.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:13 am   Re: Is my motor dead or is it the impellar

No noises and I looked up the warranty but it doesn't cover the motor
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:30 pm   Re: Is my motor dead or is it the impellar

Oh, you're right. Wouldn't hurt to contact them anyway, sometimes a friendly agent might give you a hand.... it's worked for others.
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:23 am   Re: Is my motor dead or is it the impellar

I've already ordered a new one
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:00 pm   Re: Is my motor dead or is it the impellar

Alrighty, hope it goes well.
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:58 pm   Re: Is my motor dead or is it the impellar

So I took this. Ot or apart while waiting on the new one to be delivered today and noticed a large quantity of calcified crap inside the impeller chamber and on the impeller how often should this be taken apart and cleaned out
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:02 pm   Re: Is my motor dead or is it the impellar

Good question... do you have hard water? Could it be mineral deposits? To be honest, I've never had a hint of deposits in my other filters except on the output nozzle.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:05 am   Re: Is my motor dead or is it the impellar

Yea I live in an apt so I can't install any water softener but it's really hard
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:01 am   Re: Is my motor dead or is it the impellar

You can pre-filter the water before you use it in the tank... maybe even a basic version of this: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=33171
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