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funkyman
02/24/2016, 10:20 AM
I checked on my tank yesterday to find my skimmer off. Thinking I forgot to turn it back on after a feeding, I checked the power switch to find it was on. I toggled the switch off, and then back on again.

The skimmer pump started, ran for a few seconds, and then stopped. It cycled through this 4 or 5 times on it's own, and then would stop all together. I would turn the power switch off and back on again....with the same results.

I took the whole pump apart, cleaned it, and re-assembled it....twice. Right now my skimmer is dead. I believe the pump is a Red Dragon 1500. Is the pump shot?

slief
02/24/2016, 10:22 AM
Sounds like the block died. The blocks are in stock in Ft. Myers. You can order one from the link below.
http://royalexclusiv.com/Spare-Parts/Mini-Red-Dragon-Red-Dragon-1-BK/motor-blocks/part-motor-block-for-Bubble-King-Double-Cone-130-250::123.html