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JANDY RAY VAC won't back up

I have a new Ray Vac purchased on line. It runs smoothly but gets stuck high on walls or in corners and will not back up. Any solutions?

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If you have a back up valve it will be about 18" from wall a small football looking thing this should cycle through about every munite or two and shoot a jet of water out the side of it for about 5-10 seconds if it dosen't do this pull it out of line and get a new gut for it. If this seems to be working ok you should be sure it has enough hose to reach the whole pool but be sure it just reaches the furthest point in the pool so it can strech the hose and remove any curls each time it does.

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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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What model is it? Is it robotic (indepentdent of your pump and filter)? If it is attached to your pump system, it could be the cord getting tangled and causing the pool cleaner to move in circles. You might want to consider running it when you are available to watch it or getting a robotic cleaner that you can set to operate at certain times. You might just need to check the hose for defects that would cause it tangle.

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Check your hoses to be sure their are no holes and the line jet's and swivels are in good shape. Then check your back up valve to be sure that it is cycling through it's whole cycle.

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You should be able to get your pool shop to rebuild this for you, usually just for the cost of parts. Then you should take it in to them once a year to be checked as prevention is worth more than cure. Good luck.

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It has just stopped working it is lying on the bottom looking very sorry for itself

There are a number of reasons for this check your finger screen first thing to ck this is ether in the wall at the wall fitting or in the back up valve about 18" from the the wall on the hose. if these are clean you can see if the back up valve is stuck by turning the pump on and pulling from water, if water is comeing from side of unit this is your problem. if not hole's in your hoses could be the culpret. Again pulling hoses from water being careful of water from line jets check for leaks in hose. If you pull the Ray Vac from pool most pool shops can check these for you and will usually just charge for parts when you bring it into the store.

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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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Ray vac circles drain, miking left turns

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.

Aug 02, 2009 | Jandy Ray Vac Pool Cleaner for Inground...

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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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Runs in a small circle

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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