Hob Popping?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by Fanatic, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    My filter has been making a weird popping sound, almost like it thinks it’s a washing machine.

    It’s a Aqueon QF
    Had it for a year now, previous owner had it longer.
    Could it just be old? It’s not clogged, I just cleaned it out last week, and it worked just fine. It’s currently running, but making that sound.
  2. Ulu

    Ulu Well Known Member Member

    Try cleaning it again. It might have hair wound on the shaft.
  3. OP

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    I haven't seen anything inside of it, but I certainly will remove the materials inside.
    Time for new floss, and I should probably just add a bag of zeolite while I'm at it.
  4. Carbeo

    Carbeo Well Known Member Member

    I agree. See how the impeller shaft is. Maybe when it's reassembled it will be more secure again.
  5. OP

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    I took the impeller out two days ago, it was clean with no cracks or scratches on it.
    The filter looks new but makes this sound.

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