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My whirlpool bath tub has three jets that work & 3 jets that are

Acting like water intakes(suction)

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  • Canthony1 Apr 06, 2009

    I have all but 2 jets working. I tried what I found on one site, and altho it did not fix the problem, it helped. Fill the tub with hot water to above the jets. Pour in drain clog remover. Leave in 15 minutes. Drain and fill with cold water for 15 minutes to rinse. You would not beleive the **** that was in the tub! It was so gross, the jets and filter had to be clogged with a little of every bath product the kids have ever used. I am going to try it again! Altho they are all not working, they may after I do it again! The ones that were working are alot stronger!!

  • Rod Kidman
    Rod Kidman May 11, 2010

    I don't understand the problem. Can you clarify what is wrong or does not operate properly?

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The suction IS the water intake. it takes the water from the tub into the pump and the water comes back out through the jets.

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