Eheim 2215 making small Hum

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Topher

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So this is my second eheim filter... I had a 2213 10 years ago but I sold it when I left the hobby.. and now I have a 2215 to go with my 55g tank.. anyways i don't remember them this loud.. 3 days old.. and it has a Hum like a fridge compressor running..? I took it apart.. and notice I can move the impeller left and right (or any direction) is this normal? I can't remember... Thinking of taking it back for warranty work.
 

the loach

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Take it apart... take the impeller out and plug it in (just the filter head). If there is still a hum it's electrical, the only solution is to replace it, they shouldn't make this noise new. If there is no noise you can try applying some vaseline on the magnet. It will reduce mechanical noise caused by imbalances in the impeller..
 
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FreshyFresh

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Is it pumping water normally?
 

dudley

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If this is a brand new filter, return for another unit.

Double check if the canister body or hoses are touching the stand.

I just checked a brand new Eheim 2217 impeller and it rotates a certain distance left and right before stopping. If yours can rotate more than 360 degrees, something is wrong.

Does the humming noise lessen when you press down on the canister top?
 

Topher

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Don't know what happened... I took it apart and removed the carbon and stuffed it film of floss... And now the thing is as quiet as anything....
 
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