Does this part fit into the filter pump or where does it go?
Yes, it connects first to the cover, then you insert it up into the pump/motor.
Date published: 2018-07-30
when I power up my eclipse pump for PFE3, the impeller spins and rattles, but no water was pulled from the pump. I cleaned the impeller and housing, they are looking very clean, and the water is filled to the top. What is the problem here?
You may have a separated impeller where the blades and the magnet do not spin together, they spin separately. Or the impeller may not be seating properly into the impeller cover/housing. If it fits loosely in the cover, then it will rattle around but not pull water. I would recommend ordering both parts. Here is a link to where you can order them on our site: http://www.marineland.com/search.aspx#/?filter.brand=Marineland&q=pfe3 parts.
Date published: 2016-12-13
I have a System 12 what magnet impeller do I need for the filter
Filter not pumpiong water and ratteling. Do I need a new impeller
Date published: 2016-01-22
my pump is not pumping, but the motor is working fine. is it usually the impeller that needs replacing?
Our power goes out frequently here, and each time we have to reset the filter pump. this time it is a no go. Help!
Yes, it is usually related to the impeller. It may need cleaning or replacing. Try cleaning first, by removing any detritus then soaking it in distilled white vinegar. Be sure to swab out the motor too, with a q tip and vinegar. Rinse with warm water.
Date published: 2015-08-13
Need to know which impeller to order
The one in the link, for the PFE3, is the correct one. PR3089.
Date published: 2015-08-13
my pump is not pumping. Motor runs fine, is it the impeller?
power goes out frequently in our area. we have to reset the pump everytime this happens. The motor works, but it will not pump.Will not maintain suction Perhaps the impeller is no longer seating? Help It is the PFE #3
You probably need to remove the impeller and soak it in vinegar for 30 minutes or so. I would also swab out the motor with a q tip and vinegar. If this does not work, replace the impeller.
Also, make sure your water level is to the top of the tank.
Date published: 2015-08-11
PFE-3 Pump and filter
Im looking for a Complete pump along with biofilter for a eclispe 3 system. Can you direct me to a parts diagram for this product? Please advise
Here is where to order parts: http://www.marineland.com/search.aspx?q=pfe3#/?filter.brand=Marineland
I will email the Quick Set Up Guide to you directly.
Date published: 2015-08-03
How do I take the pump apart to install a new impeller. The pump case seems to be glued shut.
My PFE3 pump on an Eclipse 3 system stopped working. It seems the impeller blades have come loose from the magnetic part that makes it turn. This part looks like it would fix it, but how do I take the pump apart to install it?
How did you get the impeller out so that you were made aware of the blades being loose? The only way to get to that part is to open the bottom of the pump. Pull off the intake tube and strainer. This will leave a short tube about an inch and a half at the bottom of the pump. It will look like it is permanent, but it is not. Pull hard on that short tube, and it will open the pump.
Date published: 2013-10-22