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Runs in a small circle

I have a Ray Vac - concrete that runs in a small circle in a 40' 20 Gunite pool. Even though it reverses direction via the hydro timer, it still just circles!!

tx ,frank

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  • ploof1 May 16, 2009

    Tx Craig. I replaced hose and head is fairly new so don't think that is it!!

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    I have the same problem, it just runs in a circle in the deep end. i can move it to the other end and it just goes back to running in a circle.

    Could it be the drive gears need replaceing?



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A couple of things to check. 1. sometimes the hose at the back of the head will develop a small hole or crack where water will escape and cause the vac to run in circles.
2. if the head is getting old, you might have enough wear that the little wheels on the bottom stay mostly in one location, pushing in one directon.

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