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Lots of suction, but G3 won't pulse or move around pool

I have the barracuda G3, it's got plenty of suction, but now won't pulse or move...I've checked for debris and there is nothing...

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Theres a throat in it. Its damaged or ripped take a close look at it . you can gey at your local pool store

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Also have a G3 that has lots of suction but will not move. Replaced yellow throat, no change. Replaced bottom plastic assembly, no change. After $60 worth of parts think this is ready for the graveyard. Wont ever get another one.

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    Also have a G3 with plenty of suction. Replaced yellow throat, no change. Replaced bottom plastic assembly, no change. Nothing else left to replace except the entire unit. After wasting $60, this one is ready for the junk pile and I will not be getting another one.

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