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Can Baracuda Diaphragm be replaced?

My baracuda stopped working and it still has suction. It sounds like the diaphram is whats wrong. Can you replace it or is the unit not good anymore?

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If you can't find any junk in the diaphram or throught. The best thing to do is take it to a store they can show you how to do this and they will not usually charge for more than just the part.

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What and where is the diaphragm on by baracuda pool clener i think perhaps it needs replacing

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My baracuda G3 stop working is not pulsating and therefore not moving. I checked the suction and the hoses even the diaphram everything looks ok.

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