TS1 Pump Unhappy

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by shrimp, 7 May 2008.

  1. shrimp

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    My TS1 pump stopped working entirely 3 days ago .. this pump is only 4 mnths old and has ZERO power at the moment .. as NO power do not believe impellor / shaft problem .. any ideas please as cube has been without skimmer for days already .. thanks
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Shrimp - FIRST OF ALL - WATERCHANGES! MANY AND OFTEN!

    Secondly - have you removed the pump itself to test it without the skimmer body?
    Contact your supplier (where you got your TS1 from)..... Ask them what they think.
    Ask them if they can swop the pump out for you....

    Your tank should survive 100% fine as long as you do a waterchange EVERY WEEK, and perhaps a slightly higher percentage of water each time....
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    jacques said it.remember all reeftek skimmers come with a 1 year warranty so take the pump back
     
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    Take the pump off and strip down and clean, if it still doesn't work then return it if under warranty.
     
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    great thanks .. have 30% water change planned for tonight... pump is disconnected from skimmer body, cleaned still not happy .. will have to contact supplier .. thanks
     
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    who did you buy it from?
     
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    Hi, had a closer inspection last night and appears that the shaft and impellor have grown so fond of each other they have decided to get stuck to each other .. placed in some vinegar to dissolve the calcification .. will this work ? thanks
     
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    Hi - Yes - shrimp - this should remove the calcification - BUT 100% sure if it will resolve the issue you are experiencing.... Best is to test it.
     
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