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Pondmaster 1800 is slowing down pump is clean of any debris it is approx 3.5 yrs old runs 24/7

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This is from Danner:
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
The housing should occasionally be removed to clean and inspect the impeller assembly. The impeller is the only serviceable item and can be pulled out of the body. If it is worn or broken the entire impeller assembly should be replaced. This will restore the pump to original capacity. Pumps taken out of service for an extended period with fluid inside run the risk of forming a crust which may prevent subsequent starting. Saltwater should be flushed out with fresh water.

IMPORTANT: FOR PUMPS USED IN SALTWATER OR HARDWATER.
Magnet impeller assembly must be removed approximately every 3 months for cleaning in white vinegar to remove accumulations of scale or calcium. Disassemble magnet from impeller by pulling them apart (it may take a strong pull). One end cap will come off. To clean the calcium scale off of the shaft and bearing inside the magnet soak in white vinegar for a few hours and scrape it off. Reassemble magnet/impeller assembly. Do not loose (sic) any washers located between end cap and impeller.

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Change the brushes in the motor.If its running 24/7 then thats your problem.

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