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problem mp20...

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by yme, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. yme

    yme Lifetime Charter Member
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    hi!

    I just received the ordered mp20. But it doesn't seem to work....
    The problem is in the motor part. When I remove the spacer and plug the machine, I see the magnet in the motor part turning 2-3 times. Then it stops. it seems jammed?

    the controler shows a red-orange-red-orange led colour...

    what could be wrong and could I fix it or should I send it back?

    greets,

    yme
     
  2. Tug

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    Hi yme,
    Sounds like you've been good this year. A VorTech is no lump of coal.
    What is the aquarium's glass thickness? This sounds like a misalignment. Check how you've adjusted the pin spacer for the thickness of your glass.

    Happy Holidays!
     
  3. Tom Barr

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    Other more obvious things include correct adaptor for the electric voltage.
    The spacer and simply adjusting the p[osition should do the trick.

    5 mm to 19 mm thick glass should be fine.
    As Tug said adjust the spacers on the dry side.


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    Tom Barr
     
  4. yme

    yme Lifetime Charter Member
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    tried and failed....

    I tried all spacer settings...
    I also connected a 12 volt adaptor to the 12 volt input.... same thing....

    greets,

    yme
     
  5. Tom Barr

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    Contact Ecotech marine and see what they say.
    They should easily be able to help you and offer good support IME.

    This a vendor forum on Reef Central, there's a ton of info there.
    If that does not help, post and ask them directly.

    Regards,

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=501

    Tom Barr
     
  6. BigFlusher

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    Any upate, any answers?

    Joe
     
  7. shoggoth43

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    Indeed. Any results on this? I'm starting to get curious as to how this shakes out with the new Koralias coming out as well. I wonder if we'll start seeing the Vortec units drop a little in price, but they do so much more than the Koralias can...

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  8. yme

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    owh yeh... sorry...
    in the netherlands it is freezing and possible to skate on outside ice... (woehoe!)
    I was just busy...


    anyway: the vortec was sent back and I should get a new one. but unfortunately it wasn't on stock. I am still waiting fo the replacement...

    greets,

    yme
     
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