So, my Whisper 40 started making a weird grinding noise a few minutes ago, and now appears to be dead. I tried opening the valve while it was making that noise, thinking that with the flow turned all the way down maybe the pump was straining, but that might have made it worse. The reservoir bit emptied itself and the motor stopped.
What the hell? I haven't even had this filter six months yet. The crappy internal that came with my 5g tank last year is still chugging merrily away, but this one's decided it's had enough on one of the hottest days of the summer. >:[
Is there anything I can do to fix it? I've got it unplugged now, just in case.
If it's dead for good, does anyone have suggestions for an affordable, reliable
filter for a 20g?