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Old 02-01-2010, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default Noisy March 809

I just hooked up my new March 809 and did a quick test run through with it and during the initial start up of the pump the fan makes a noise. It almost sounds like the aluminum blades of the fan are hitting something. It only last for about 5 seconds then it goes away. The same thing happens when the pump is turned off.

Any ideas of the problem?

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Old 02-01-2010, 01:45 AM   #2
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I just hooked up my new March 809 and did a quick test run through with it and during the initial start up of the pump the fan makes a noise. It almost sounds like the aluminum blades of the fan are hitting something. It only last for about 5 seconds then it goes away. The same thing happens when the pump is turned off.

Any ideas of the problem?
Is the pump vibrating on something?
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:48 AM   #3
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Was there fluid running through the pump when you plugged it in, or were you running it dry?

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I just ran about 3 gallon through it and things seem to be better off now. I assume there was some air in the housing which may have caused the problem. Looks like we are good to go.

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Old 02-01-2010, 04:34 AM   #5
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Probably the sound of cavitation, which happens when there are air pockets in the pump head.

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Old 02-01-2010, 04:36 AM   #6
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Fan is probably hitting the case...

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I just received a new March pump last week too and had the exact same issue. Once I got it primed and running it was quiet through..No worries.

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My new pump was noisy the first couple seconds, now it is near silent.

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Good news!!!!
First batch complete with new pump.
All if good

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Normal for the pump to "chatter" if there is no liquid in it. Also, if you have it mounted to a metal frame, put some cork material under it, and that will also make it less noisy as well.

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