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I have the zodiac g3 i hear it pulsating but i looks like it has too much suction and it gets stuck and does not move how do i adjust it

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You need to use your pool cleaners flow gauge to test for proper flow. Keeping the hose submerged, attach the gauge to the hose and turn on the pump. The red indicator, when viewed from the side, should be at the 3 setting. If the flow is too low, check and clean the pool filter and baskets. If the flow is too high, verify that valves controlling the suction lines are in the correct position, change your flow setting on the Flow Keeper valve, or open the main drain slightly.

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either some debris is caught in the diaphragm or it's deformed enough to render it inoperable. Unthread the nut just above the handle and pull it apart, then push the white tube downward until it comes out of the bottom of the unit. Inspect the diaphragm to see it there is any debris in it or if it is deformed. Usually the diaphragm has a uniform opening, if the gap is wide, it will not function. The most common problem is that the diaphragm needs replaced. Hope this helps.

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My barracuda is not moving and i fell is not pulsating eather why?


If your pool cleaner is moving slowly and not pulsating, there are a couple things that you will want to check and/or adjust. Make sure that the main drain is closed. It is a common problem with these pool cleaners not operating correctly if the drain is not closed. Use your flow gauge to make sure that there is adequate flow. Poor water flow through the cleaner can cause these problems. Backwash the filter and clean out any skimmer baskets. Clogs can cause loss of suction and prevent movement. Make sure that the diaphragm is not damaged. Check for hose leaks and air entering the line at all connections.

Apr 02, 2011 | Zodiac Baracuda G3 Automatic In Ground...

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Has good suction but wont move


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.
Cheers Bazzard

May 08, 2010 | Zodiac BARRACUDA G3 IN-GRND CLEANER

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No movement with my g3 baracuda


A small rip or tear in the diaphragm will cause that problem. When you put your hand over the mouth you are creating more suction to the diaphragm. Replace diaphragm.

Mar 01, 2010 | Zodiac Baracuda G3 Automatic In Ground...

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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.


If you have suction at the bottom of the cleaner, there has to be a problem with the diaphragm. I would remove it and recheck.

Feb 01, 2010 | Zodiac Baracuda G3 Automatic In Ground...

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My baracuda is pulsating and moving but surfaces


The control should be below the water, and if you cut the suction down that should help with the cleaner.

Dec 22, 2009 | Zodiac BARRACUDA G3 IN-GRND CLEANER

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Barracuda Zodiac G3 is not pulsating. It's got


either some debris is caught in the diaphragm or it's deformed enough to render it inoperable. Unthread the nut just above the handle and pull it apart, then push the white tube downward until it comes out of the bottom of the unit. Inspect the diaphragm to see it there is any debris in it or if it is deformed. Usually the diaphragm has a uniform opening, if the gap is wide, it will not function. The most common problem is that the diaphragm needs replaced. Hope this helps.

Nov 16, 2009 | Zodiac BARRACUDA G3 IN-GRND CLEANER

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It pulsates; but pretty much stays in one spot


check your diaphram for a tear near the plastic ring that hold it on the tube

Jul 25, 2009 | Zodiac BARRACUDA G3 IN-GRND CLEANER

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G3 is not moving, but has suction? Please advise.


I had the same problem. come to find out there was somehting stuck in the diaphram. (a piece of mulch). Once I removed it, everything worked fine. Take your Barracuda apart and check the diaphram for blockage.

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