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My pool filter is all clean and the kreepy is pulsating well, however it gets stuck on the tiled wall of the pool. Very rarely is it seen on the bottom of the pool. Have you got any suggestions?

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You can lower your suction to the unit. If this dosen't help I beleve Kreepy makes a flower and foot for all tile or vynal pools. Understand if you have a plaster bottom these will wear out faster on cement finishes so you should try to adjust your suction first to find a happy medieum.

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Turn down the suction to it, the tile is smoother then the rest of the pool so it grabs there better

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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.

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

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