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Bubbles in loop

post #1 of 14
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I went to refill my loop today and noticed tons of bubbles in it some big and some small. I can't imagine it would take much to push those out of the way and I can't see anything in the pump moving and I'm worried it might have died.
Temps aren't too bad though only about 38-40C idle. Suggestions?
post #2 of 14
i had a bunch of bubbles after i filled mine,but they went a way after a day or 2.tap on the hoses a little.
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by AMOCO View Post
i had a bunch of bubbles after i filled mine,but they went a way after a day or 2.tap on the hoses a little.
I did, this loop has been running fine for 2 months btw, I'm more concerned about the pump possibly being broken than the bubbles to be honest.
post #4 of 14
do you see the water flow(movement) through the res.?
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by AMOCO View Post
do you see the water flow(movement) through the res.?
Nope

Edit: Nevermind, If I look in the little intake on the pump when I press the power button I can see the little fan/propeller (whatever it is) spin up. I think that maybe I'm just getting really low flow because it's not moving the bubbles at all.
Edited by Letmekilluplz - 2/7/11 at 11:46am
post #6 of 14
Sounds like it could be a bad pump.I would be contacting XSPC for a replacement.
post #7 of 14
Is he pump on and running? should be able to hear it and see water moving through res.

If I see bubbles in my loop, tubes, I just flick the tubes to get them to break free from my wall of the tubing and then they pass through easy.

Also leaving the cap off the res for a good period of time seems to always help and speed up the process.
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
I rolled a small piece of cloth up and held it in the res, the flow is hardly enough to sway the cloth... Seems like something is blocking the flow.

EDIT: Tilted the whole computer , several bubbles dislodged and flowed through and I can now see the kill coil in the res moving from the flow.
Edited by Letmekilluplz - 2/7/11 at 12:04pm
post #9 of 14
Kinks in the tubing?

clogged block?

What coolant?
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by nickbaldwin86 View Post
Kinks in the tubing?

clogged block?

What coolant?
Distilled + kill coil from the time that I bought it brand new. Never had any special coolant or dye.
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