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SLIGHTLY BURNED CANISTER FILTER


Liam
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Hello. As you can probably tell this is urgent and I need help. The other night I turned off the water flow to my Eheim canister filter because I was feeding microworms. I was going to turn back on the water flow that night but I forgot. I didn’t remember about it running and not have water flow until the next night. By then it was very hot and smelled burnt. I turned it off and waited for it to cool down. I then plugged it back in since it only slightly smells like burnt rubber. I hope someone can tell me if my fish will be alright and if I can still use the filter. Thank You 

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It might help to strip down the filter so we can see what -if anything- is actually damaged. I don't know the anatomy of the eheim canisters but it might just be the impeller which is damaged - as running it dry means no coling or lubrication -  which should be easy to replace. It might also scorch the impeller housing so it would be good to check that also.

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