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How to change the cleaning pattern on a barracuda g4

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The g4 is a random cleaner. That means it just goes all different ways. If you reverse the hoses it will travel in a different pattern. Also, if you add or subtract one hose the pattern will change.

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Move the direction of your return eyeballs. This will break the current in the pool thereby letting the cleaner go to other spots in the pool.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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My bottom cleaner keeps getting stuck in a particular corner, how do I correct this?


since this cleaner works on the principal that if run long enough it will clean the entire pool area, there is no real way to control its movements. try removing one length of the hose. this will change the pattern of the cleaner. you can also change the flow rate of the water and if you are using a weight, change its position. try only one fix at a time so you know which is working

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The bottom part comes loose after 3-4 hours of use, I have to screw it back on but it vibrates loose again what is the problem


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My G4 barracuda's diaphram assembly has started to unwind from the cleaner head when it is operating. I have had this particular model for three years and have never had this problem.


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My Barracuda G4 keeps turning over after a few minutes. I've adjusted the weight position, but it keeps happening.


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Baracuda stopped working. it is not vibrating but


Could be a small rock or stick stuck in the diaprahm. If you pull the head you can look down both ends, use a ling stick or wire to clear or take the unit apart to find and clear this.

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Stuck barracuda


It is probably not a problem with the shoes. These pool cleaners (and automatic pool cleaners in general) often get stuck on the main drain since the implementation on the new anti-entrapment drains. There is a ring that you can buy that goes on the drain. It is designed specifically for preventing pool cleaners from getting caught on the main drain.

http://www.backyardcitypools.com/Automatic-Pool-Cleaners/NE290-Smart-Ring-Drain-Cover.htm

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Baracuda does not clean the entire pool. Seems to be stuck in a certain pattern


If you change the direction on your return eyeballs you will change the current in the pool that could be stopping the cleaner from having free roam. Set them give half an hour then ck it again. Keep this till you see the results you want.

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