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The suction cleaner moves too slow

Recently my Kreepy Klauly was moving too slow. At first i opened the filter tank to clean out 100%, put the system back but it did not help. So i changed the new cleaner system and i had the same result. My pressure relief valve show 10 psi. I wonder if something wrong to my pump motor or something else. I need all your advices. Thank you

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Try checking your pump impeller to see if there is any debris that may be slowing the flow. If your pump strainer basket is cracked or broken, this may very well be the problem.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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