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    Noisy Vortech DrySide FIX!!

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    sisterlimonpot
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    Noisy Vortech DrySide FIX!!

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:23 pm

    THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY!!

    I am not responsible for your or my actions and can not guarantee any ones outcomes.


    I purchased an "Original" Vortech from a reefer. When I purchased it, I didn't realize that the "Original" ones had no modes or programming.... just a speed control.


    I purchased it in a non working state. I was told that the pump needs a power supply. SO, I purchased a power supply from Ecotech. Plugged my pump in and heard it come to life for about 5sec... The nasty red light of death. so, I purchased an ES driver upgraded from a guy. Then, it works great. it just makes a lot of noise......

    I pulled the wetside off and held the dry side and could still hear the noise. So, I pulled the magnet off the pump. Just in case there was a piece of metal that got pulled to the magnet and would cause the noise.... NO such luck...

    Now, I decide to take it to the MAX. I decide to FIX it my self!!! (Seriously, who buys a 400$ pump and tears it apart) THIS GUY DOES!! Plus, I couldn't afford a 220$ DrySide.


    HERE we go, hold on and get ready to see how to fix this problem!!!!!!


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    Re: Noisy Vortech DrySide FIX!!

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:23 pm

    Well, its time to tear this baby apart!

    First, pull the adjuster off the bottom of the pump


    Now, its time to take the magnet off the pump... (just take the center SS screw off and that’s it)


    Now, flip it over, and grab a Razor blade and begin the removal of the sticker


    Once you’re done with that, remove the 3 screws that hold the pump motor into the housing


    once that is done, you will have to push the motor and cord out of the housing (it should look like this now)


    Now, there are 3 long screws that hold the motor housing apart.
    then, pull housing off, and pull the inner mag/bearing assy out


    This is what you will need to get out.


    you will need to get your bearings off the shaft without breaking or chipping your black magnet outer cover. you can not buy this part if anything happens or you break it.
    I used 2 screw drivers and I was able to pop off the bearings.
    I also got a cheap Bearing press off E b a y and it will work just as good. (harbor Freight didn’t have a small one in my area....)

    Now, you will need the bearings!!!!!!!!


    With the new bearings, press them on the shaft.
    your mag assy should look like this now.



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    Re: Noisy Vortech DrySide FIX!!

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:23 pm

    NOW, its time to put this baby back together!!

    re-install your mag assy in the housing.
    (make sure your spring washer is on the wireside/magnet side of the housing)


    Before you put the pump all the way back together, i plugged mine in after i had the inner housing screwed together. (i wanted to test it and make sure everything is good. just in case i needed to take things back apart)


    Guess what!! This baby is rocking and is Dead Silent!!
    i let my driver ramp up and down a few times before turning it off and finishing the assy


    Now, put the motor back in the housing


    re-install the sticker!! and make sure its straight. no need in cutting corners now!


    Now, the real test!!!



    This pump is rocking, and is silent again....
    and i didnt have to spend 220$ on a new DrySide!!!


    A special thanks to dahenley for allowing me to post this


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    Re: Noisy Vortech DrySide FIX!!

    Post by dwolson2 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:04 pm

    very nice write up, I hope I never have to use this, but very cool!


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