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My Cleaner keeps stopping, if i move it along abit it starts again or if i briefly remove the hose from filter box it starts, seems to have too much suction and gets stuck on the pool floor

If you think that your pool cleaner has got too much suction, you need to use the included water flow gauge to test the water pressure. If it is MAX or higher than the indicated minimum, you will need to get a regulator valve from Hayware (V094). This will reduce your water flow.

Aug 07, 2011 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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How do I stop the pool cleaner from stopping at the stairs and not moving around the pool?

These pool cleaners should not be having problems moving around the pool. I am going to give you several things to try. Check the return line water flow and redirect it if necessary. Make sure that your hose is long enough to reach all ends of the pool. Make sure that your hose has proper balance. Check that your main drain and all suction lines are completely closed except the one you are using. Check for debris in the filter, pump basket, and the cleaner's flapper.

Oct 10, 2010 | Zodiac Pacer Pool Cleaner

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Pool cleaner starts only when i allow it to **** some air then stops after a few minutes

If your pool cleaner is not working properly, there are several things that you will need to check. First, make sure that your filter and pump debris baskets are clear. Also, make sure that you do not have an obstruction in the throat of the cleaner or the hose. Make sure the diaphragm is not damaged or worn. You will also want to check your water flow. Use the Star Control that comes with your cleaner and try to get your water pressure into the yellow or orange zone.

Aug 26, 2010 | Zodiac Baracuda Zippy Pool Cleaner

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Zodiac pool cleaner stops and starts and sometimes just stops working completely. Checked diaphram. replaced it with a new one. pool is forever getting green ... at my wits end... bout to pull my hair...

With these pool cleaners, there are several things that can cause a lack of suction and movement. Make sure that the main drain and all suction lines are closed except the line you are using. Make sure there is no debris in the flapper or filter that could be clogging suction. Check the hose are ensure that there are no leaks. Check the pump basket for looseness, cracks, and worn or missing o-rings.

Aug 21, 2010 | Zodiac Pacer Pool Cleaner

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It stops after 30 min. Lays on it's back then starts up again. Has trouble climbing the walls to the very top

There are several problems that could make these automatic pool cleaners fail to climb the walls. The cleaner could be too heavy. Empty and wash the filter bag and add floats if necessary. If there are excessive amounts of algae on the wall, you will need to brush the walls first. The algae can prevent the cleaner from climbing. Make sure that the temp is at least 65 degrees in the pool. Make sure that there is no water in the handle and that the bushes arent worn. If the cleaner is too light, add weights. Make sure there is nothing caught in the impeller.

Jun 25, 2010 | Smart Pool Inc Dolphin Diagnostic...

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Hi , most pool cleaners run by the force of the sucked up water moving gears inside the cleaner .. if yours is this way, then any blockage in the cleaner or in the hose attached would restrict the flow and keep the cleaner from moving.

Apr 30, 2010 | Zodiac Baracuda G3 Automatic In Ground...

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Pool cleaner working very eratic , stop /starts

you probably need to replace the diaphragm, unthread the nut directly beneath the wagon wheel, press the white tube downward and inspect the rubber diaphragm for damage or deformity. this is the most common problem with the Zodiac Pacer.

Apr 07, 2010 | Zodiac Pacer Pool Cleaner

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There may be moisture building up inside the motor housing. Try to Open it.

Then make sure no moisture accumulated in the circuits. Mine got the same problem.. after running trouble free for several years it suddenly stop running after the first few minutes..when i opened it a lot of moisture in the circuit. I tot it was toasted. so i took my hair blower and sealed it back and replace the moisture absober (it was soaked).. after first run it would run only the SELF TEST mode.. i tried several method to make it run all the way to the main program.. the solution.. start it and make sure it will not tilt in the first 10 minutes before you let i run sideways to the walls, this makes the program run back to normal.

Jun 28, 2009 | Smart Pool Inc Dolphin Diagnostic...

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