03-26-2006, 05:00 AM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Thanks NE, but the saga continues.
So here is the concern, question or observation...or all three. As I mentioned, I set this filter up for a few days back in 2000. Too loud. Took it down, packed it up and there is sat for several years in the original box up in the closet in an air conditioned home.
First, I checked the cavity where the 2nd bumper would sit...nothing there. This really infuriates me since I have never removed the impeller!
2nd, I woke up last night to the unmistakeable sound of water exiting from somewhere. I jumped up in bed...but a glance at my tank...and a glance at the floor put my mind at rest. I told myself that the extra air caught up in the media was being cleared. What a mistake!
I opened the cabinet this morning and it looks like my tank lost about a gallon last night. I checked the hoses, nothing. I checked the tank seams, nothing. I disconnected the filter and brought it to the kitchen. It was the filter that had leaked.
When I unfastened the clips this morning, and turned the motor portion upside down, I noticed that water was pouring from the round primer button area. Is this normal? I thought this area would be sealed?!?! Now, I did continue to "prime" the filter last night once I had it running. I did this since I thought it might release extra air...and thus quiet the noise. Extra air was released. By doing this, did I not allow the primer seal to...well...to seal again? Or is the seal on the primer button defective...or is there something else wrong?
Help! I've never had any luck with this eheim 2026! This is not the case with any of my other filters (mostly hob)...that includes a Magnum 350 canister...which has worked flawlessly.