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    Filtreau HF30 - 2weeks old & clunking

    After fitting my new Flitreau High Flo 30 Drum filter (out with the old in with the new) less than 2 weeks ago I have been impressed with the improvement in water quality to my 1000gallon overstocked pond.
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    However was surprised yesterday to find the cleaning jets on continuously and drum not rotating. I checked the drum for obstruction and couldn't see anything the imbalance of the water levels and automatic water supply feed pouring in indicated all was not right.

    After a manual nudge & press of the button the drum rotation kicked into life as well as the jets this time with a bit of a squeak and a load clunk once every rotation.

    I have contacted the retailer who I had travelled over to the East coast especially and see what they suggest on this 13th day of use......anyone have any similar experience or suggestions as to the cause...I understood that these drums have a slipping clutch to prevent damage but this is makes the whole case shudder.



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    Have you adjusted the tension on the clutch before using, someone mentioned it on here previously and it says something in the manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djstiles999 View Post
    Have you adjusted the tension on the clutch before using, someone mentioned it on here previously and it says something in the manual
    Yes it does instruct how to set the torque to 65nm but as it is less than 14 days old ( also I no longer own a torque wrench) I wouldn't expect to adjust it so soon out of the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bass View Post
    Yes it does instruct how to set the torque to 65nm but as it is less than 14 days old ( also I no longer own a torque wrench) I wouldn't expect to adjust it so soon out of the box.
    In my case the issue has been on one of my two Easy drums sligth imperfection in on part of the drum frame - creating high resistence with the silicone seal on dirty side of the drum - so I polished it and loosened a bit the silicone seal fixing screws and issue cured.

    Try to rotate the drum - unplugged from power supply - by hand only to see how hard the resietance is - if too hard, try to loose a bit the screws fixing the silicone seal - if it does not help, check if the drum support rollers on dirty side rotate freely - if yes, thsn it can be too loose nut of the drurm axle - tighten it gradually to see if it helps - if yes, leave it as it works - mine initially needed to be tightened up to 95Nm torque - abour 1/3 higher than recommended by manufacturer - but Edwin from AEM - the manufacturer - suggedted the 95 Nm figure - ever since it worked fine until shut for winter and restarted with skimmer line this Spribg - when I thought I need new motor - but when diassembling it I found the root cause described above - too higb resistance from the silicone seal....

    just food for thought - but do not know exactly your RDF - my second Easy Drum arrived under the label of Filtreau as well with motor and slip clutch too.
    Last edited by milaz; 12-06-2019 at 08:11 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milaz View Post
    In my case the issue has been on one of my two Easy drums sligth imperfection in on part of the drum frame - creating high resistence with the silicone seal on dirty side of the drum - so I polished it and loosened a bit the silicone seal fixing screws and issue cured.

    Try to rotate the drum - unplugged from power supply - by hand only to see how hard the resietance is - if too hard, try to loose a bit the screws fixing the silicone seal - if it does not help, check if the drum support rollers on dirty side rotate freely - if yes, thsn it can be too loose nut of the drurm axle - tighten it gradually to see if it helps - if yes, leave it as it works - mine initially needed to be tightened up to 95Nm torque - abour 1/3 higher than recommended by manufacturer - but Edwin from AEM - the manufacturer - suggedted the 95 Nm figure - ever since it worked fine until shut for winter and restarted with skimmer line this Spribg - when I thought I need new motor - but when diassembling it I found the root cause described above - too higb resistance from the silicone seal....

    just food for thought - but do not know exactly your RDF - my second Easy Drum arrived under the label of Filtreau as well with motor and slip clutch too.
    Thanks I will see what they say at the shop when they open tomorrow and maybe see if slight adjustment will help. The drum is a bit stiff to turn so might be the seal or support rollers

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    Well the helpful team from Kings Lynn tried various suggestions with photos emailed to help.But when the motor stopped completely it was a trip to the East. Yes the torque needed tightening & the waste tray needed a trim off the end( The weight of the waste pipe attached can lift the tray a little). Then finally for good measure they replaced the motor , a cup of tea and a free 4" valve for my trouble.
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    Be careful how much you do tighten the locking nut on the shaft as I had one that sheared in half. I tighten mine to I think about 42nm now with a torque wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Craig- View Post
    Be careful how much you do tighten the locking nut on the shaft as I had one that sheared in half. I tighten mine to I think about 42nm now with a torque wrench.
    Yes over tightening that's what I was worried about, hence worth the 180 mile round trip for the help. As it happens the helpful staff had previously broken a shaft tightening over 45nm.I on the other hand did not tighten enough.

    All working great now

 

 

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