Leaking Dolphin C1000

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    Hi Guy's,
    I have a canister filter that leaks.
    I changed the O ring seal twice in 1 week but still leaks.
    Has anyone had this issue and overcame it?

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    Where's the water leaking from?
     
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    Dripping from under the closing clamps
     
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    Does it leak instantly or after it's been running for a bit?

    I have had this problem and just fixed it. Check the O rings by the inlet and outlet taps
     
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    Take the whole head unit out and remove all the water in it, then run it again and see if it leaks instantly or after it's run a few minutes
     
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    It leaks after a few minutes of running
     
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    How do I get to those O rings?
     
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    After a few minutes
     
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    Mine is a sunsun but I'll upload a pic to show you where it is for me.
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    So what I did was use the same damaged O ring as I've circled, and I used teflon (plumbing tape) and went around it a few times. Plugged it back in and it worked. I'm not sure it's going to last or not so I just ordered me a new cannister filter anyway. But you can try this and maybe get to test the same

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    Don't think it will work for my one. Cos I changed my O rings and it still leaks. Thx anyway boss
     
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    Which o rings did you change?

    And maybe try using the tape on all of them for a better seal
     
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    My dolphin has only 1 O ring.
    (from what I see)
     
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    Try the teflon tape around it. May help you
     
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    Will do
     
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    Mine leaked at the pump thingie, theres a concertina type pipe in there and it cracked on that, took me forever to find where it was leaking, also replaced orings etc, i removed that contraption and blanked it off, but now its a hassle to start the pump up after cleaning
     
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    Get yourself a uplift water pump and connect it to the canister intake
     
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    I have dolpin c500 same problem. Its leaking on the oring where you would screw the taps on im going to try to upload pics

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    Aqua empire is now trying to source oring for me
     
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    Hi Did Richard managed to get you the O rings?
     

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