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Kreepy Krawley is not working I disconnect the hose & I can see it move the fins but then when I reconnect it does not move. There is enough pressure as the filter was just cleaned

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There are a few things for you to check to find out what is causing this issue.

1. Hook the unit up as normal. Then try shaking the hose back and forth. Does the cleaner start working, even if it is only for a moment or two? If so, you need to replace the Swivel Cone and Bearing Washer. The top two pieces on the cleaner, where the hose attaches to the unit.

2. Check for debris in the Flapper area. You can remove the Flapper (wedge shaped piece inside the cleaner) by removing the Baffle Plate and pulling out the Flapper. Check the Flapper for breaks, chips, and inside the cleaner for any kind of debris. I have seen hair ties, dimes, pool tiles and other things inside the cleaner that you could not see by looking down the tubes or just flipping the Flapper back and forth.

3. Check the Footpad for wear. The Footpad is the very bottom part on the cleaner and is dragged across the pool floor. The pad should have raised sections which are textured, like a soft sand paper. If the pad is smooth, then it needs to be replaced because this piece is what gives the cleaner suction on the pool floor.

4. Check for leaks in the hose, the Regulator Valve in the Skimmer.

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Sometime they just give out. Just like cleaning pool tiles, it should be done every so often.

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