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Phanton pool sweep just turns in a circle upside down

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This definitely sounds like an issue with the pool cleaners hose. Look for a bend or kink near the connection between the hose and cleaner. If you notice one, try stretching the hose on a flat surface in the sun for several hours. If this doesnt work, you will probably have to replace the hose.

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