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System is completely clean (all areas) and it still beeps low flow when we try to get it to clorinate. Is the sensor gone?

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If you have checked intake and outake valves at pool end for clogs and opened all the way, cleaned skimmer if using one. checked for blocked air in the system, made sure pump filter is clean, confirmed water is going into the salt generator on right side, and out on the left side, checked that the flow sensor isnt loose, checked that the flow sensor hinge/flap moves freely and is clean, checked that the filter on the right side of the salt generator is clean (most common cause of this problem), and that the electrolytic plates are clear, and if the alarm comes back on after turning off the unit then turning it back on after checking all the above then the sensor probably is bad and you would have to contact Intex Service Center for a new one.

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Our pump continuosly beeps and reads low flow...no matter what we do.!! Help!! I thought this would keep our water clean like the other reviews I have read. We currently have the Intex 12x4 and are using...


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You either have air in the system, or blockage


Start by checking your hoses and both inlet and outlet areas.
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no hook every thing back up
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7) try taking any nozzle off the hose going into the pool. These may slow the flow coming into the pool and cause back pressure in the pipes.
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