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When we lift the Tigershark out of the pool after it has finished its cycle it lets go of all the debris it has picked up. We can't find anything in the manuals to help us. It is very frustrating as it does a good job until we try and take it out of the pool. HELP!!!

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With the cleaner out of the pool flip it upside down and remove the bottom lid. Inspect the outer case along the seam where the dark and light color plastics meet. If you find cracks patch them with a two-part epoxy made to repair plastics.

You will also want to inspect the outer case return flaps that are directly behind the brushes. Those flaps can come loose or fall out and will let debris out of the unit.

Check the flaps within the bottom lid itself to be sure they are still installed and functioning properly. A twig of leaf can wedge into the hinge and block the flap from closing allowing debris out of the bag.

Finally, inspect the bag for any holes or wear that could allow debris to escape.

One or more of these issues should be the cause and once corrected your cleaner should operate as it should.

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Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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