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Zodiac has suction but doesn't move

Zodiac G4 has suction but gets stuck and doesn't move

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With these pool cleaners, that is often a problem with the flapper. Check the flapper to be sure that no debris is stuck. Debris can halt water flow and movement, making your cleaner get stuck.

Posted on Oct 27, 2010


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Usually if you have good suction with a Baracuda and no movement you either need to clear the diaphragm of debris, or replace the diaphragm if it's got a hole in it.

Check out this video (not mine) for how to pull the diaphragm out.

It's pretty straightforward, just keep undoing things until you get to the flexible rubber bit. You have to check fairly carefully for holes because even the smallest opening means it's curtains for the diaphragm.

Good news is though that Zodiac should have a 1 year warranty on the diaphragm, which you can check by looking at the moulded stamp on the part. If it's under a year old your local dealer should just swap a new one for the old without any dramas.

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Your probally right about the suction being too much. If you have a main drain and it get's stuck there you need to shut the drain off as the two suctions will stick to each other. If it get's stuck in random places then you just have to much suction to the unit. You can test by slowley pulling two of the hoses apart to let some of the suction escape. If this fixes it you can purchase a dirveter to mount where you mount the cleaner. Their may be one in the box your cleaner came in, so be sure to look there first before spending on a new one.Good luck.

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If you have good suction at the head you may have a bad diaprham or something stuck in it. If you have suction but it is weak check for cracks in hoses or you may have a clog in your pump impeller.

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The zodiac G4 pool cleaner has slowed down considerably and now gets stuck on the drain so i have to continually drag it off so it will circle the rest of the pool

Your Zodiac should ballence all suction with the skimmer and no suction should go through the main drain. A main drain is better called a deep suction to collect heavy dird and your cleaner is a roveing suction and replaces the drain. If both are on the two suctions pulling against each other will always stop the cleaner.

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Zodiac G4 will not move

Verify nothing is stuck inside the vacuum. Try adjusting your intake valves to reduce flow from your skimmer(s) and increase flow from the vacuum. Also, how old is the diaphragm inside the vacuum? Inspect it for rips and tears. Also, check the flex hose for rips and tears as well.

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Should there be a hole in the side of the G3 diaphram?

no, a common place for cracks is near the top next to the plastic ring that holds the diaphram to the tube. this is a common problem with the G3 and G4 diaphrams. other cracks and holes near the center are usually caused by objects that get picked up and stuck or old age.
too much suction and/or use will shorten the life of the diaphram. along with bad water chemistry

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Bara-G4 does not move. I have checked hose,diaph.,rings have lubed, new filter,low water pres.

there are a number of things that can cause your G4 movement problems. First your should make sure you have enough suction at the end of the hose. Your G4 should have come with a device that measures the amount of suction at this point. if your suction is low you need to determine why ie: dirty filter, clogged vacuum port, bad hose, or your suction valves are not adjusted properly. you can also have too much suction. if this is correct and your diaphram is good,(inspect the top near the plastic ring that holds it to the tube. This is a common place for wear). then make sure the tube is not cracked. Also the G4 has a problem with the foot flange wearing out and getting loose. this will also cause movement issues .

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