Originally Posted by Karen00
I'm hoping someone might have some thoughts on this. I've had the AquaClear 25 HOB for about a year (used) and have never had trouble with it.
Today I was doing my weekly maintenance and had it unplugged for about an hour. After priming it I plugged it back in and nothing happened. There wasn't even the hint of the usual gurgling as it starts up. It sounded completely dead so I rushed out to get a replacement leaving it plugged in. I was gone for about an hour. When I got home I was just about to get the new HOB out of its box when suddenly I heard the usual gurgling of my HOB and it miraculously comes back to life.
Has anyone experienced this before? Is there something that can cause this (like air in some part of it) or is this a sign that it could be dying?
I have used Aquaclear HOB for many years and they are the best, by far. As for your problem, pull out the intake tube, plug in the motor, insert a pencil, sharp end down, and give the impeller a quick spin, but remember, the motor is plugged, and the start will be quick. Sometimes when the power goes out, I use this method, and it works every time.