problem mp20...

yme

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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
 

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.

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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
 

yme

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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
 

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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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