Whats wrong with my Super Skimmer

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    SSalty Team Liquid Force

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    My SS has stopped working. I pulled the pump out of the tank and cleaned it and re-installed the impeller. I pluged it back in and the impeller wouldn't budge. I took off the cover and pushed around the impellar and then it would spin, but when I put the cover back on the impellar didn't budge. I made sure all of the rubber bushings were placed correctly around the ceramic shaft.

    Is the pump going bad
     
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    When you are holding the rubbe ends how well does the impeller move. Yhey may just be to tight.
     
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    Take it all apart and soak it overnight in vinegar. Sounds like calcium buildup is binding it somewhere.
     
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    Will do, thanks!
     
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    Mines done that a couple of times.The vinegar done the trick every time.
     
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    It is soaking as we speak.
     
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    hopefully that does the trick. Life is stressful without a skimmer. I went a couple months without one when i had not only my valmingi but a show size queen angel. That sucked. let us know how it comes out
     
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    Will do man. I am going to let the components soak over night, and if that doesn't do the trick, it's time for a new skimmer. My LFS has a decent selection.
     
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    Check out reefcentral for a used 1.
     
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