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Ray Vac moving slow, circles deep end, sticks on side of pool

I have replaced the jet kit and pusher hose, cleaned filters, checked pressure. The Ray Vac moves slowly, sticks to side of pool until it goes in reverse and circles at the deep end. I have laid the hose straight on side of pool etc. Any suggestions?

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  • jonathancott Mar 11, 2009

    same problem as described above

  • jhessie Apr 08, 2009

    same problem, cleaned jets, moved ancors, checked and cleaned all part. Ray vac continues to circle. Please help.

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    Same issue here... circles deep end constantly making all left hand turns and stalls on wall nonstop....

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Hi,
I read somewhere that the front wheel wears down unevenly and causes the left/right turns. Hope this helps. Wayne

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I have the same problem and the best solution is to repair/replace the hydro timer kit. It has inner gears that are plastic and wear down and doesn't rotate through the cycle of water flo that changes it's direction. I'm in the process of exhaustive repair and I'm going to replace the hydro timer - (inside part only) and then see what happens. Moving the gears did change it's moving patterns tho.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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Ray vac pool cleaner seems to lack enough power to stay on the wall


Clean the bottom screen first.
Where the hose hooks to the wall you have a finger screen either in the wall or sticking out of the wall. Ether way pull that out and clean it.
Chech all of your hose floats and jet's make sure none leak and check the float inside the head. Good luck.

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Our Jandy Rayvac is around 5 years old...has been working fine. Recently it started going in circles and won't clean the entire pool just a circular pattern. Do you think I need to replace the swivels?


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Change the pusher hose, the pusher jet, and the pusher jet sleeve. These are the first things coming from the end of the unit toward the wall. If you replace all of these parts and it continue to circle, change the front wheel.

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Could be something as simple as the direction of your return jets in pool creating a current in pool or more likely a hole in hose or stuck back up valve. If you pull the whole unit and take it to your pool store they will usually check it out and fix it just for the price of the parts.

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Same prob. ray vac circles bottom of deep end. tink2b3 suggested moving the gears? what does that mean?


Mabey the gears in the backup valve a small football in line about 18" from wall. Just pull it from the water if you have one that is about every one to two munites it should send a jet of water out the side of the backup valve for about ten or fifteen seconds. If it dosen't you need a new one . Quite often a more likliy problem is tight swivels your local pool store can ck these for you and the leingth of your hose should just make the far point of the pool so it streches the hose and pulls all the kinks and loops out. Your pool store can help you with much of this and they will check the whole unit if you bring it in to the store and will usually just charge for parts.

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I have the problem of the circling Ray Vac. And I haven't seen any solutions here. What's wrong, and what do I have o do to fix it?


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