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It pulsates; but pretty much stays in one spot

My G3 pulsates and seems to have plenty of suction. However, it does not move around the pool. The bottom of my pool has a lot of dirt.

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Check your diaphram for a tear near the plastic ring that hold it on the tube

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    too much suction can this, do you have a flow gauge the flow gauge that came with the G3. hook this to the end of your hose and make sure you have the proper suction.

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I've had the same problem. Two things (possibly both of them) might be wrong.

1) You need a new diaphragm (the rubber thing inside). They're about $12 and if the **** in them gets two wide, it won't work properly.

2) Your pressure is either too strong or too weak. Try adjusting it where it plugs into the pool (that springy thing).

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There might be belts in side one may be broke

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