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Old 06-12-2018, 03:24 PM
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Jebao wp-40s

Hey, was wondering if anyone else used these, they're cheap but work well, have a good controller and are totally silent - trouble with them seems to be lasting.

I've got 3 that don't work, 2 of them don't spin at all when plugged in, cleaned them off with vinegar and all and nothing doing, the 3rd has a different issue, the controller is lit up until it's plugged into the wavemaker wire, then lights out, not sure if there's a solution for these 2 issues or maybe it's time to invest in American brands, I've been thinking between vortech and gyre unless someones got an idea how to patch these

Any insight is appreciated
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:27 PM
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This is a major problem with them, which I think has to do with the motors going. I wouldn't waste any time on them and in the end it's better to spend the money on a Vortech, Gyre, or a Tunze, which you can usually pick up used on ebay for a good price.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:56 PM
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I had a problem with mine locking up at lower speeds. Heard about replacing those ceramic bushings to stop the problem. I cut some bushings out of RODI tubing and used those instead of the ceramic and haven't had them lock up since. Three years now and no problems. What really kills these pumps quickly is having an on and off program on them, I have a ramp up and down program on them so they never shut off, besides for feeding.
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:40 PM
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On and off is a definite killer for this particular brand.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:37 AM
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They break/die after 6 months to a year. Owned two of this brand and both are thrown out. My eco-techs running strong for 6 years now.


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