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Has good suction but wont move

My zodiac barracuda has good suction but wont move. When it is diconected from the body the hose starts to vibrate. When I attach the hose to body the vibration stops.

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Is there a tile stuck in the condom shaped diaphram when you look into the cleaner from underneath. Could be any kind of rubbish make sure you look deep inside as debris gets stuck right at the top.
This diaphram is removable check also that it does not have a hole in it.
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