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The lateral assembly inside the filter is bad and needs to be replaced. Replace the sand while you are at it unless it is only a year or two old. Be sure to fill the tank half way with water before adding sand back in to avoid damaging the new lateral assembly. If you can send me the filter model number we could quote you the part at www.arrowpools.net.

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