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Old 05/02/2019, 05:20 PM   #1
drdavethedude
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6095 problem

Hello,
I came back from vacation and noticed one of my 6095s cycling on and off. It had a lot of algae on it so I soaked it in vinegar overnight and cleaned it. Hooked it up and it's still doing it....on for 1 sec, and then off for 10 sec, then repeat. What does this mean? The pump seems physically ok, don't see any damage.
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Old 05/03/2019, 07:55 AM   #2
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It can mean it is jammed, and generally you will only get the pump clean if you break it down to drive unit, motor, propeller housing and soak the separate parts, when soaked assembled the space between the drive unit and motor is too tight to be cleaned, little to know vinegar will enter the tight spaces.

It can also mean it is a failing motor or power supply, motors tend to last 7 years approx, power supplies 4-5. If the power supply is overheating that can be a cause, for example it is too close to something else that is very warm.


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It can mean it is jammed, and generally you will only get the pump clean if you break it down to drive unit, motor, propeller housing and soak the separate parts, when soaked assembled the space between the drive unit and motor is too tight to be cleaned, little to know vinegar will enter the tight spaces.

It can also mean it is a failing motor or power supply, motors tend to last 7 years approx, power supplies 4-5. If the power supply is overheating that can be a cause, for example it is too close to something else that is very warm.
I soaked it with the drive unit separate, trying to understand...the propeller comes off the drive unit and should be soaked separately?
Also, how can I tell if its the power supply or the motor...my pumps probably are about 6 years old.
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The drive unit is the propeller and magnet as a unit, but they should not be stuck to the metal shaft which should be a permanent part of the motor that the drive unit spins on.

I generally try another power supply and if that does not solve it, replace the motor, you would need to have another power supply but any of them would work, the larger one from a 6105 for example, you can even use an Osmolator power supply very briefly and running dry to reduce the load.


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