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Kreepy krauly My Kreepy just tracks around the corner, at 10 ft per minute, where the wall meets the bottom of the pool. It doesn't climb the wall and therefore does not move back and forth across the bottom. I have roughed up the pad and replaced the inground seal. I have also replaced the swivel cone and beariing but to no avail. I have confrimed the balanced of the water ans shocked the pool to eliminate any algae Still no soap. Any other ideas? Richard

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SOURCE: KREEPY-KRAULY Ties itself into a knot while cleaning.

We removed 2 portions of hose located at the Krauly end, and attached those at the filter end, then we took the 2 portions located at the filter end, and placed those at the beginning of the Krauly end.
Apparently the problem was that the 2 portions of hosing at the Krauly end had become "twisted" and continually enabled the Krauly to move in the knot tying direction. By replacing these 2 portions at the Krauly end with "un-twisted" portions from the filter end, this ended the twisting cycle.
The Krauly has been running for 48hours straight now without a single knotting episode.
If we see the knot tying direction beginning again, we will repeat these steps, continually replacing with un-twisted portions.
At 1st we thought we needed to purchase some new tubing, but we didn't have to, only needed to move around some hosing.

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SOURCE: Hi my kreepy krauly wont stay flat on the bottom

Do you have any hose weights fitted to the kreepy hose? If you do,take it off and see if it makes a difference.Is this happening while the kreepy is operating?

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SOURCE: My kreepy won't move across the bottom of the

Replace the flapper valve with a new one, this piece wears out over a season.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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SOURCE: My kreepy Krauly will start up and within 5 stops working.

If it is a year old, replace the flapper valve. Also check your water flow and make sure it is adequate. These units are subject to wear on the foot and flapper and these should be changed each season

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SOURCE: Kreepy Krauly keeps getting stuck on the pool wall

Manufacturer may have an additional accessory bumper you can get to prevent this. Depends on your model

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