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Aquaclear Motor Freeze Up?


blackteles

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After I shut down all power to my tank during my weekly water change last weekend, I did my normal cleaning routine and fired everything back up again. One of my AquaClear 70's wouldn't restart...first time any of AC's have done that. Rather than freak out I removed the motor assembly, pulled and cleaned the impeller, reinserted it and reattached the unit to the filter. After another restart it fired right back up and no issues noted. Just wondering if those of you with AC's have had this happen to you?

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This is normal for mechanical parts. When it is running it is properly lubricated(in this case water and grim is the lubricant) but once you turn it off and the lubricant settle down or thicken due to no movement, the parts will get stuck. Take an old car w/o proper maintenance as the same example and you will get what I meant.

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