Check your impellors

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  1. Andreas

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    I was planning on doing a proper cleanup of my 6550 and noticed the following.

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    I didn't notice any ratteling whatsoever while this pump was operating. Perhaps something we should check up on more regularly:whistling:
     
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  3. Salie

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    So true, that impeller is busted
     
  4. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    What's a 6550, a canister filter?
     
  5. gavster

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    That's nasty.
     
  6. leslie hempel

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    hailea 6550

    Impellors are supposed to be checked and cleaned regularly, we very seldome do this at the suggested intervals but it is necessary to try to check as often as possible..
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i clean all my pumps and skimmer every 6 months as i feel their efficency drops to much for my liking
     
  8. Wes

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    keep the shaft...
     
  9. Nemos Janitor

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    Lazy man.:p
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yes i do the bear minimum :p
     
  11. Andreas

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    As Les pointed out, it's the biggest Hailea Return pump I know off. 5580l with a 4m head.


    mmm. what should I do with it?
     
  12. Wes

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    keep it ;)
     
  13. Ayoob

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    That happened to me already on those Chinese pumps. Makes a terrible noise,that's how i determined something was wrong
     
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