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Our cleaner works for 5-10 minutes and then does not work anymore..we replaced the diaphram, cleaned the filter, etc (G3)

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Since you've already replaced the diaphragm, it sounds like a filter problem. Try acid washing the filter and see if that solves your problem. A suction gauge is supplied with the cleaner and you can compare readings when working or not. If reading goes down, it's a filter problem If it stays the same it's a cleaner problem. Could be a crack someplace on cleaner housing.

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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too much suction and/or use will shorten the life of the diaphram. along with bad water chemistry

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