Eheim Canister Filter Issues- priming?

AutisticFishBlog

I have an Eheim filter I’ve been using for four months now. I turned it off and drained it to clean it since it was clogged. I rinsed the sponges in tank water and put it back together (watching a YouTube tutorial). I primed by sucking on it (SIDE NOTE- is there a different way? Please? I hate it).

It started Intaking water and it was coming out of the spray bar into a bucket on the floor, I plugged it in. I then went to put the spray bar back into the tank…. And it trickles water, then stopped all together. I see the water in the spray bar tube stuck near the top, not
Able to make it all the way up. The canister itself is full of water.

What am I doing wrong!!? I’ve come to hate canister filters because of all the issues I’ve had, but I think it’s user error…. Help please!

My fish have been without a filter (still have air stone) for the whole day now, im worried and would really like to get it working!
 

DoubleDutch

sounds as if the impellor is stuck.
 

AutisticFishBlog

sounds as if the impellor is stuck.
I a noise coming from it? How do I un-stick it?
 

DoubleDutch

Sometimes pulling the plug out and putting it in again it might start on its own. Otherwise you've to re-open it again and check the impellorspace.
What type do you have ?
 

AutisticFishBlog

Sometimes pulling the plug out and putting it in again it might start on its own. Otherwise you've to re-open it again and check the impellorspace.
What type do you have ?

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sounds as if the impellor is stuck.
Looks like something is broken?

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Looks like something is broken?
I tried putting in a spare part from a different Eheim canister filter, and it worked!!
 

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DoubleDutch

Was the ceramic ax broken ?
 

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