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This is a discussion on Fluval 405 canister filter "clicking" within the Equipment Talk Section forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; Good afternoon all, I have a question for any experienced in this subject. I have a fluval 405 canister filter, ...

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    Default Fluval 405 canister filter "clicking"

    Good afternoon all,

    I have a question for any experienced in this subject.

    I have a fluval 405 canister filter, and it recently stopped working, with a loud clicking noise coming from it. I think it may be the shaft? because I opened it up and removed it and reinstalled everything properly, and it started working again for about 2 hours, but then it stopped and the problem reoccurred.

    Just wondering how am I able to tell if it in-fact is the shaft? or the propeller?

    Thanks in advance for any input,

    Cheers.

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    is the shaft warn or broken and does it still have the rubber on the end?

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    The shaft isn't broken, but the rubber comes off I think, I'm not sure if its supposed to stay attached? It certainly doesn't look worn out... Thing is, its difficult to tell if its broken/worn out because I don't know what its supposed to look like..

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    Here's a link that should help you out with the assembly:

    http://www.hagen.com/pdf/aquatic/Flu...es5_manual.pdf

    Note:

    Models 305 and 405 only:
    The ceramic impeller shaft is held on the bottom of the impeller
    well by a rubber support. The shaft can be easily extracted and
    reinserted by hand; however, pay close attention to be certain
    the rubber support does not become unseated. (Always replace
    the impeller cover to ensure proper alignment).


    Hope this helps

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    Thank you for that information,

    currently I'm swamped with school work, but I plan to take a close look at the rubber support in a few days.

    Will let you know if that helps, although you've made me hopeful now that I simply made an error when I was re-assembling it.

    Cheers

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    If the shaft and the impeller are intact, it is most probably the plate with the 2 squeeze tabs that cover the impeller.

    Those things are a piece of ####...either the tab snaps or the rubber lining around the plate shrinks and doesn't hold in.

    You can get a cheap replacement plate for that from king eds for under 10 bucks.
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    ^ wow talk about perfect timing.

    I came on here to say that as I was taking the plate out, one of the tabs snapped off. Now since the clicking was happening before this happened, I'm not sure if the plate is the problem, but I have to replace it anyway, which is what I logged in right now to ask about.

    Haha awesome.

    Thanks turtlez,

    Cheers.

 

 


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