TS2 Skimmer pump tripping electricity

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  1. Raven

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    Hallo,
    I haven't used my skimmer for more than a year, as I took a break from the marine world...

    Now I'm back and trying to setup my tank from scratch again.
    Well, it's been running for 8 months with-out a skimmer.

    I've decided to re-do the tank, and Ernst from Die Visdam helped me allot to get my filtration up to scratch again.

    I've decided to use my old TS2 skimmer again. It was in storage for more than a year.
    It worked for 2 days, without any issues.
    Yesterday I've switched it off while feeding, and when I switched it back on, it tripped the power. :-(

    I've checked the plug - nothing wrong there...
    No damage on the power cord, and the it cord seems to be "Stable" going into the pump.
    I've tried the pump at various plugs in the house - all trips. :-(


    Any ideas?

    I'd rather play it safe, and buy a new one. But would like to know what might have caused this one trip the electricity....
     
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    check the inside where the impeller shaft goes in, if that is damaged.
     
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    also check the wires for cracks
     
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    Raven

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    Nope.. None of the above...

    I've checked, and the wire is all looking good and it doesn't look like there is any damage within the shaft.

    :-(
     
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    best is to get another pump anyway. Sorry
     

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