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  1. #861
    Hello all, here's the video I made of dismantling the filter, replacing the cog and rebuilding the filter. Hopefully this will be useful, let me know if you have any questions.

    https://youtu.be/vVu-HBNdlJk

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    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Nisai ianoak999's Avatar
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    I too have the AEM drum filter, and have the same problem that the uv light will not work when plugged into control panel, so I have it connected straight into seperate socket with convertor for euro plug same with the pump.
    Had the control panel replaced under warrenty and same problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianoak999 View Post
    I too have the AEM drum filter, and have the same problem that the uv light will not work when plugged into control panel, so I have it connected straight into seperate socket with convertor for euro plug same with the pump.
    Had the control panel replaced under warrenty and same problem.
    Hello Ian, it does seem there are common quality problems with the filter. I've got the UV plugged into separate socket as well for now.

    It did seem my problems were very quickly identified so I guess lots have had the same problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eifion View Post
    Hello Rog, I bought the filter in May 2018, didn't fit it for a few months due to a problem with my pond build. So it's little over a years use before I had the problem.
    Wow, not long then, I guess I should start worrying. Just when I was thinking my drum hasnít missed a beat for a couple of years.

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    Top man Eifion, didn't think you would have to remove all that sure it will help someone with the same probs.

    Hope you dont have anymore probs with it mate.
    John

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    Brilliant video, it will make life a lot easier for anyone having the same problem in the future.
    It looks quite involved, but having the video will give confidence to anyone not sure what to do.
    Well done because I bet that was a bit daunting when you first started not knowing what to expect.

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    Nice one effion. Great video. Of drum repair. I would nt like to do it. As I am crap at DIY.

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

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    Zig had the same issue with two gear boxes before I was told about the plastic cog, on the 2nd one I also broke the the metal rod by tightening it to the stated torque so had to get another one sent and was told to tighten it to only 40nm as 63 I think it was put the rod under too much stress. Surely it would be an easy update to the instructions to let people know this? As for the control box. Mine has never worked but was told this is normal and most people just plug the UV into a different outlet ����

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