Humming + Clicking Noise After Intake Filter Extension Removed

  1. S

    Selenity New Member Member

    Just wanting to verify my thought process before I start trying to work on it:
    Aqueon Quietflow 75 HoB filter.
    Rattling noise after removing the extension tubing for the intake filter.
    Won't 'take up' water unless the pump module's housing is unclipped, and tilted sideways. A clicking noise and heavy tap (like a magnet shift) is heard and it starts to move water.
    Humming noise remains even after reattached to the HoB portion (left running in order to continue pumping water).
    Does this sound like maybe a magnet is misaligned inside?
     
  2. finnipper59

    finnipper59 Well Known Member Member

    Yes. Have you cleaned th magnet hole with a toothpick or cotton swab. There may be debris preventing the magnet frof sitting properly in its hole.
     
  3. OP
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    S

    Selenity New Member Member

    That made it work without having to be tilted over! 1 problem solved :D

    Now... it's still humming quite loudly.
     
  4. finnipper59

    finnipper59 Well Known Member Member

    I forgot to ask how old the filter is. It is extremely cheaper to replace the impeller assembly than buy a new filter. Take the brand and model to your local fish store to order for you or visit the company's website and order one. Impellers are moving parts, so just like in a car, moving parts wear out after awhile.