FX6 Cleaning

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Jack Dempsey
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Apr 8, 2015
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Hi all!

Here's the process I go through when I disconnect my FX6 for cleaning, and I'd like some feedback on it.

1) Close the intake valve
2) wait 10-20 secs
3) close the output valve
4) unplug the unit
5) Slowly release the intake coupling
6) release the output coupling

I've noticed (pretty much since I started using them) that when I get to #5, there is always a very strong sucking noise - I'm presuming that the excavation of the water when the input valve is closed has created a bit of a vacuum and that is causing that, am I correct?

Also, I've noticed that quite often between cleanings, I'll hear the unit "sucking" and "surging" - normal? Or maybe I don't have my filtration correct?

(I'm not talking the daily on/off cycle)

Thanks!
 
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