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Why are the paddles not working on pool cleaner?

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Your shoes or wings might be worn/broken. If this is the case, they will need to be replaced. Also, you might have improper tension in the rear flap. There is a built in rear flap adjuster on these automatic pool cleaners that you should be able to turn. That will give you the proper tension on the rear flap.

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